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IPR Infringement Investigation of Surveillance Systems

Monday, January 13, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-904 to determine whether imports of certain acousto-magnetic electronic article surveillance systems, components thereof and products containing same are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are used in retail stores to deter the theft of merchandise.

Complainants Tyco Fire & Security GmbH, Sensormatic Electronics LLC and Tyco Integrated Security LLC 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 China, Hong Kong, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the U.S.

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