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Import Restrictions Considered for IPR Infringing Silicon Microphone Packages

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission is soliciting through Sept. 30 comments on public interest issues raised by a recommendation to issue a limited exclusion order in patent infringement investigation 337-TA-888 against certain silicon microphone packages and products containing same that are imported by two respondents located in China and the U.S. Comments should address whether the issuance of an LEO 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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