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IPR Enforcement Actions on Dog Collars, Electronic Devices, Video Monitors, Circuit Boards

Friday, April 19, 2013
By Shawn McCausland
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Bark Control Collars. The International Trade Commission has terminated without the imposition of import restrictions patent infringement investigation 337-TA-870 of certain electronic bark control collars. This termination is based on a settlement agreement between complainant Radio Systems Corporation and the U.S.-based respondent.

Electronic Devices with Haptics. The ITC has terminated without the imposition of import restrictions patent infringement investigation 337-TA-834 of certain mobile electronic devices incorporating haptics. This termination is based on a settlement agreement between complainant Immersion Corporation and the respondents, which are located in Taiwan and the U.S.

Video Displays. The ITC has terminated in its entirety patent infringement investigation 337-TA-828 of certain video displays and products containing same based on a settlement agreement between complainant Mondis Technology Inc. and the respondents, which are located in the U.S. and Taiwan. The ITC is also setting aside the presiding administrative law judge’s initial determination that the importation, sale for importation and sale within the U.S. after importation of the subject articles do not infringe Mondis’ patents.

Prepregs, Laminates and Finished Circuit Boards. The ITC has rescinded a consent order previously issued against a Taiwanese respondent in patent infringement investigation 337-TA-659 that prohibited the sale for importation, importation, or sale after importation of certain prepregs and laminates that were the subject of this investigation or otherwise infringed, induced and/or contributed to the infringement of certain patents owned by Isola USA Corp. The ITC is also terminating an enforcement proceeding requested by Isola on the grounds that the respondent was violating the consent order. The two sides requested these steps based on a settlement agreement and license.

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