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New IPR Infringement Investigations of Computing Devices, Graphics Devices

Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

New IPR Infringement Investigations of Computing Devices, Graphics Devices. The International Trade Commission instituted Nov. 8 separate investigations to determine whether imports of the following products are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement.

• certain computing devices with associated instruction sets and software (microprocessor-based electronic devices such as portable electronic devices and digital media receivers)

• certain electronic devices with graphics data processing systems, components thereof and associated software

In each case the complainants request that after the investigation the ITC issue an exclusion order, which would direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prohibit the entry of the infringing products into the U.S., and a cease and desist order, which would require the named respondents to cease actions that violate Section 337, including selling infringing imported articles out of U.S. inventory.

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