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IPR Enforcement: Printers, Resealable Packages, Auto Wheels, Nanopores, Marine Sonar, Etc.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Inkjet Printers. The International Trade Commission has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1011 of inkjet printers, printheads and ink cartridges, components thereof, and products containing same based on a settlement and withdrawal of the complaint as to the remaining respondents. As a result, no IPR-related import restrictions will be imposed on the covered products.

Resealable Packages. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-962 of resealable packages with slider devices after affirming a finding that none of the respondents’ accused products infringe any of the patents asserted by Reynolds Presto Products Inc. As a result, no IPR-related import restrictions will be imposed on the covered products.

Automotive Wheels. The ITC has terminated patent and trademark infringement investigation 337-TA-1006 of passenger vehicle automotive wheels with respect to one respondent based on a consent order with complainant Daimler AG.

Graphics Systems. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-984 of computing or graphics systems, components thereof and vehicles containing same with respect to one respondent based on a settlement agreement with complainant Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC.

Nanopores. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-991 of nanopores and products containing same based on a consent order between the respondents and complainants Illumina Inc., the University of Washington, and UAB Research Foundation. As a result, no IPR-related import restrictions will be imposed on the covered products.

Marine Sonar. The ITC has modified the limited exclusion order it issued in December 2015 on marine sonar imaging devices, including downscan and sidescan devices, products containing the same and components thereof.

Inflatable Products. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1009 of inflatable products with tensioning structures and processes for making the same based on a consent order between the respondents and complainants Intex Recreation Corp. and Intex Marketing Ltd. As a result, no IPR-related import restrictions will be imposed on the covered products.

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