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New IPR Infringement Investigation of Electric Skin Care Devices

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-959 to determine whether imports of certain electric skin care devices, brushes and chargers therefor, and kits containing the same are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are electric devices with rapidly moving brush-heads for cleansing the skin.

Complainant Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc. requests that after this investigation the ITC issue a general 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 China, Korea, the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel and the U.S.

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