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Christopher Smithmyer

has been an active member of the legal/conflict management industry since 2002. Being one of the most lettered men in the world, Dr. Smithmyer studied intellectual property law at the post Jurist Doctorate Level. He is currently the Vice President of International Affairs at Br?v Online Conflict Management, where he oversees the implementation of direct conflict management techniques and trainings at a global level. He has also worked as an expert witness in IP cases at the international level.

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Recent Articles by Christopher Smithmyer

Comcast’s Lobbying Won’t Dilute the ITC’s Enforcement Authority

Late last month, TiVo won its second intellectual property battle with Comcast at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and is poised to win a third ruling this summer. The agency issued an exclusion order under Section 337 of the Tariff Act to prevent Comcast from importing digital video receivers that violate TiVo’s Rovi cable box patents. Now, unable to win on the argument that it did not infringe on TiVo’s patents, Comcast is trying again, this time attacking the ITC as an institution.