Import Restrictions Under Consideration in IPR Probe of Integrated Circuit Chips
The International Trade Commission is accepting comments through April 30 on the public interest issues raised by a recommendation to impose import restrictions in patent infringement investigation 337-TA-859 of certain integrated circuit chips and products containing the same. The presiding administrative law judge has recommended the issuance of a limited exclusion order against infringing subject goods imported by two respondents and a cease and desist order against such goods imported by one of those respondents.
Comments should address whether the issuance of an LEO and/or a cease a desist 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 recommended orders are used in the U.S.;
- identify any public health, safety or welfare concerns in the U.S. relating to the recommended orders;
- 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 and/or cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and
- explain how the LEO and/or cease and desist order would impact consumers in the U.S.