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The Federal Circuit issued a writ of mandamus today.  The writ requires the district court to stay its proceedings in a patent infringement case until the International Trade Commission completes its work regarding a possible ban on importation of foreign products that infringe the same six patents.  The court ordered, under 28 U.S.C. 1659, a stay of the district court lawsuit pending the outcome of the ITC matter, including any appeals.  In re Princo Corp. , Misc. No. 841 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 1, 2007).

The underlying dispute concerns compact disk technology.  The ITC issued an exclusion order will take effect on April 6, 2007, when the 60-day period for presidential review runs out.

Barry Barnett

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