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New IPR Infringement Investigations of Wireless Communication Devices

Wednesday, April 01, 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.

- Patent infringement investigation 337-TA-952 covers certain electronic devices, including wireless communication devices, computers, tablet computers, digital media players and cameras. The products at issue include smartphones, tablet computers, digital media players and smartwatches. Complainants Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget request a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order against the complainant, which is located in the U.S.

- Patent infringement investigation 337-TA-953 covers certain wireless standard compliant electronic devices, including communication devices and tablet computers. The products at issue include certain Apple iPhones, iPads and other cellular-enabled products that use the 2G GSM and 4G LTE telecommunications standards. Complainants Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget request a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order against the complainant, which is located in the U.S.

An exclusion order would direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prohibit the entry of the infringing products into the U.S., while cease and desist orders would require the named respondent to cease actions that violate Section 337, including selling infringing imported articles out of U.S. inventory.

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