Some ITC Decisions Create Collateral Estoppel, ITC Blog

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While patent decisions from the ITC do not have collateral estoppel effects on later district court cases, other ITC decisions may create collateral estoppel. In a case of first impression, a district court recently ruled that an earlier trade-secret misappropriation decision from the ITC created collateral estoppel in the district court. Manitowoc Cranes LLC v. Sany Am. Inc., No. 13-c-677, 2018 WL 582334 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 11, 2017).

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