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IPR Enforcement: 3-D Cinema Systems, Bulk Containers

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

3-D Cinema Systems. In investigation 337-TA-939, the International Trade Commission has determined that the importation, sale for importation and sale within the U.S. after importation of three-dimensional cinema systems and components thereof are infringing patent claims asserted by complainant RealD Inc. The ITC has determined that the appropriate remedy is a limited exclusion order prohibiting the importation of infringing goods and cease and desist orders against one respondent. The ITC has also determined that infringing articles may enter the U.S. during the 60-day presidential review period under a bond of 100 percent of the entered value.

Bulk Containers. The ITC has instituted investigation 337-TA-1014 to determine whether imports of composite intermediate bulk containers are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of trade dress infringement. The products at issue are used for the transportation of materials, primarily liquids.

Complainant Schütz Container Systems 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 a cease and desist order, which would require the named respondents to cease actions that violate Section 337, including selling infringing imported articles out of U.S. inventory. The respondent in this investigation is located in China.

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