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Import Restrictions for TV Sets and Receivers Being Considered

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has determined to review in part a final initial determination of no violation in patent infringement investigation 337-TA-910 of certain television sets, television receivers, television tuners and components thereof.

The presiding administrative law judge has recommended that if the ITC reverses this finding it should issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders but delay the implementation of such orders by 12 months in view of public interest considerations. The ALJ also recommended a zero bond during the presidential review period.

The ITC is requesting comments from complainant Cresta Technology Corporation, the respondents and interested persons no later than May 14 on the following issues: (a) the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered; (b) the effects of any such remedy on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and U.S. consumers; and (c) the amount of bond under which infringing products could continue to enter the U.S. during the 60-day period the president has to review any ITC remedy.

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