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New IPR Infringement Investigations of Windshield Wipers, Activity Trackers

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted the following investigations to determine whether imports of the products indicated are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act.

- investigation 337-TA-963 of certain activity tracking devices, systems and components thereof (complainants AliphCom dba Jawbone and Bodymedia Inc. allege patent infringement and misappropriated trade secrets by respondents located in Mauritius and the U.S.)

- investigation 337-TA-964 of certain windscreen wipers, known in the industry as flat blades or beam blades, and products thereof (complainant Trico Products Corporation alleges patent infringement against respondents located in Mexico and the U.S.)

In each case the complainant requests that after the 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.

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