The Justice Department and the Patent Office are against imposing product-sales bans for IP...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Justice Department and the Patent Office are against imposing product-sales bans for IP infringements except in very rare cases, the agencies said yesterday. They also appealed to the ITC to give the public interest - i.e. that "exclusion orders are inappropriate" - the top priority when deciding sanctions for patent breaches. The comments come against a background of the global IP war between the top mobile phone players.