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Non-life-sciences products have historically accounted for most disputes heard at the International Trade Commission (ITC).1 The increasing frequency of biologics litigation in the U.S., however, raises the possibility of an inflection point: the ITC may soon become a more popular alternative forum for life sciences. This article briefly explores some of the benefits and risks associated with litigating biologics cases in the ITC in comparison to district court. The article also reviews the utilization of the ITC as an alternative forum for traditional pharmaceutical (Hatch-Waxman) and trade secret litigation.
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