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New IPR Infringement Investigation of Opaque Polymers

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-883 to determine whether imports of certain opaque polymers used in the manufacture of paints and in the building, packing, leather and textile industries are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. Complainants Rohm and Haas Company, Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC and The Dow Chemical Company request that after this investigation the ITC issue an exclusion order, which would direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prohibit the entry of the 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 Turkey, the Netherlands and the U.S.

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