“ITC Ban on Apple Watch Could Still Be Reversed”

November 3, 2023

Marshall Gerstein Partner and IP Litigation Chair Benjamin (Ben) T. Horton published a column in Law360 on November 3 further discussing the anticipated courses of action for Apple following the U.S. International Trade Commission’s decision that the Apple Watch infringes on patents owned by a medical device manufacturer. Horton, who was interviewed by Law360 earlier in the week about the decision, further explains what the development means for Apple.

“The decision was a rare instance of a popular consumer product being hit with an absolute importation ban — the watches are manufactured in Asia — and, depending on your point of view, either represents a victory by a comparably small company against a tech behemoth, or is regulatory overreach that unnecessarily limits competition in an industry sector that thrives on innovation” Horton wrote.

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