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New IPR Infringement Investigation of Wireless Headsets

Monday, January 12, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-943 to determine whether imports of certain wireless headsets are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are used for receiving audio data, including music data, and include such products as consumer wireless headphones and earphones that receive audio via Bluetooth.

Complainant One-E-Way Inc. requests 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 Japan, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Ireland, Denmark and the U.S.

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