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IPR Enforcement: Printers, Storage Tapes, Silicon Wafers

Friday, June 03, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission is requesting comments no later than June 13 on any public interest issues raised by separate Section 337 complaints concerning the following products.

- inkjet printers, printheads and ink cartridges and products containing the same (complaint filed on behalf of HP Inc.)

- magnetic data storage tapes and cartridges containing same (complaint filed on behalf of Fujifilm Corporation and Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A. Inc.)

- silicon-on-insulator wafers (complaint filed on behalf of Silicon Genesis Corporation)

Comments should address whether the issuance of the general and/or limited exclusion orders and cease and desist orders requested by the complainants 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 orders are used in the U.S.;

- identify any public health, safety or welfare concerns in the U.S. relating to the potential 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 requested orders within a commercially reasonable time; and

- explain how the requested orders would impact U.S. consumers.

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