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IPR Enforcement: Digital Video Receivers, Silicon-on-Insulator Wafers

Friday, May 06, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Digital Video Receivers. The International Trade Commission is requesting comments no later than May 16 on any public interest issues raised by an amended complaint filed on behalf of Rovi Corporation and Rovi Guides Inc. alleging that the importation, sale for importation and sale within the U.S. after importation of digital video receivers and hardware and software components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act. Comments should address whether the issuance of the limited exclusion orders and cease and desist orders requested by the complainants 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 orders are used in the U.S.;

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

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

- indicate whether the complainants, their licensees and/or third-party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested orders within a commercially reasonable time; and

- explain how the requested orders would impact U.S. consumers.

Silicon-on-Insulator Wafers. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-966 of silicon-on-insulator wafers with respect to certain patent claims at the request of complainant Silicon Genesis Corp.

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