Potential IPR Probes of Driver Assistance Cameras, Sonar Imaging Devices Evaluated for Public Interest Issues
The International Trade Commission is requesting comments no later than Oct. 4 on any public interest issues raised by separate Section 337 intellectual property rights infringement complaints filed against the following products.
- certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras and components thereof (complainant TRW Automotive U.S. LLC)
- certain marine sonar imaging devices, products containing the same and components thereof (complainants Navico Inc. and Navico Holding AS)
Comments should address whether the issuance of exclusion orders and/or cease and desist orders pursuant to these complaints 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.