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New IPR Infringement Probes of Wireless Devices, Graphics Processing Chips

Monday, December 29, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted investigations 337-TA-941 and 337-TA-942 to determine whether imports of (1) certain wireless devices including mobile phones and tablets, and (2) certain graphics processing chips, systems on a chip and products containing the same are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement.

Certain Wireless Devices. The products at issue in this investigation are mobile devices and tablets that include Bluetooth and/or WiFi features and security codes. Complainant Pragmatus Mobile LLC requests that after this investigation the ITC issue a limited exclusion order, which would direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prohibit the entry of the infringing products from the named respondents 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 Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S.

Graphics Processing Chips. The products at issue in this investigation are certain graphics processing chips, systems on a chip, graphics carts, computing boards, graphics boards, accelerator cards and modules, as well as processor modules and products containing the same. Complainants Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC request that after this investigation the ITC issue exclusion and cease and desist orders. The respondents in this investigation are located in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the U.S.

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