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IPR Import Restrictions Considered on Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

In patent infringement investigation 337-TA-872 of certain compact fluorescent reflector lamps, products containing same and components thereof, the International Trade Commission is soliciting public comments by March 7 on whether the issuance of a limited exclusion order would affect the public health and welfare in the U.S., competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the U.S., or U.S. consumers. In particular, the ITC is interested in comments that:

- explain how the articles potentially subject to the LEO are used in the U.S.;

- identify any public health, safety or welfare concerns in the U.S. relating to the recommended LEO;

- identify like or directly competitive articles that the complainant, its licensees or third parties make in the U.S. that could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;

- indicate whether the complainant, its licensees and/or third-party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the recommended LEO within a commercially reasonable time; and

- explain how the recommended LEO would impact U.S. consumers.

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