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IPR News: Electrical Connectors, Pliers, Nailers, Mounting Apparatus, Exercise Equipment

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Electrical connectors – final determination that electrical connectors, components thereof, and products containing the same are violating patents asserted by J.S.T. Corporation and July 8 deadline for comments on the form of remedy that should be ordered, the effects of any such remedy on the public interest, and the amount of the bond under which infringing articles could continue to enter the U.S. during the 60-day review period

Fish-handling pliers – new IPR infringement complaint on fish-handling pliers and packaging thereof (complainant United Plastic Molders Inc.; proposed respondents located in China; comments due July 5)

Gas spring nailers – July 2 deadline for comments on public interest issues raised by recommendation to issue a limited exclusion order against gas spring nailer products and components thereof

Mounting apparatus – issuance of general exclusion order against imports of mounting apparatuses for holding portable electronic devices and components thereof

Strength-training systems – termination without import restrictions of patent infringement investigation of strength-training systems and components thereof based on a consent agreement between complainant Host Fitness Systems Inc. and respondents

For more information on pursuing or mitigating IPR-related import restrictions, please contact trade attorney Emi Ortiz at (305) 894-1005.

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