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New IPR Import Restriction Cases Launched

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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 by reason of patent infringement.

- investigation 337-TA-1139 of electronic nicotine delivery systems and components thereof (complainant Juul Labs Inc.; respondents located in France, Uruguay, China, and the U.S.)

- investigation 337-TA-1140 of multi-stage fuel vapor canister systems and activated carbon components thereof (complainants Ingevity Corp. and Ingevity South Carolina LLC; respondents located in Japan, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.)

In each case the complainant(s) request that after the 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.

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