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IPR Enforcement Actions on Blu-ray Players, Portable Electronics

Monday, January 09, 2012
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

New IPR Infringement Investigation of Blu-ray Players. The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-824 to determine whether imports of certain Blu-ray disc players, components thereof and products containing same 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 cease and desist orders, 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 Japan, China, Korea and the U.S.

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