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IPR Enforcement: Air Mattress Systems, Activity Trackers

Friday, May 20, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Air Mattress Systems. The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-999 to determine whether imports of air mattress bed systems and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are mattress systems having air chambers used to adjust firmness for individualized comfort.

Complainants Select Comfort Corporation and Select Comfort SC Corporation request 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 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 the U.S.

Activity Trackers. The ITC has terminated patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation investigation 337-TA-963 of activity tracking devices, systems and components thereof with respect to two patent claims based on the withdrawal of allegations pertaining to those claims from complainants AliphCom d/b/a Jawbone and BodyMedia Inc.

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