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IPR Enforcement Actions on Microphones, Video Game Systems

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

New IPR Infringement Investigation of Microphones. The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-825 to determine whether imports of certain silicon microphone packages 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 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 the U.S.

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