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New IPR Infringement Investigation of Table Saws

Friday, August 28, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has voted to institute investigation 337-TA-965 to determine whether imports of table saws incorporating active injury mitigation technology and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are table saws that quickly stop and/or retract the cutting blade to prevent serious injury when detecting that the operator has made contact with the blade.

Complainants SawStop LLC and SD3 LLC request that after this investigation the ITC issue a limited exclusion order, which would direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prohibit the entry of 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 Germany and the U.S.

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