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New Patent Infringement Investigation of Wiper Blades

Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has voted to institute investigation 337-TA-816 to determine whether imports of certain “beam type” automotive wiper blades are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The complainant requests that after this 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. The respondents in this investigation are located in China, Korea, Taiwan and the U.S.

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