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Potential IPR Probes of Cable/Satellite Products, Intravascular Sets Evaluated for Public Interest Issues

Friday, March 17, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Cable/Satellite Products. The ITC is requesting comments no later than March 27 on any public interest issues raised by a complaint filed on behalf of Sony Corporation and Sony Electronics Inc. alleging that the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the U.S. after importation of certain digital cable and satellite products, set-top boxes, gateways, and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act. Comments should address whether the issuance of the exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders requested by the complainants would affect the public health and welfare in the U.S., competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the U.S., or U.S. consumers. In particular, the ITC is interested in comments that:

- explain how the articles potentially subject to the orders are used in the U.S.;

- identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the U.S. relating to the potential orders;

- identify like or directly competitive articles that the complainants, their licensees, or third parties make in the U.S. that could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;

- indicate whether the complainants, their licensees, and/or third-party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested orders within a commercially reasonable time; and

- explain how the requested orders would impact U.S. consumers.

Intravascular Sets. The ITC is requesting comments no later than March 27 on any public interest issues raised by a complaint filed on behalf of Curlin Medical Inc., ZEVEX Inc., and Moog Inc. alleging that the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the U.S. after importation of certain intravascular administration sets and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act. Comments should address whether the issuance of the limited exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders requested by the complainants would affect the public health and welfare in the U.S., competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the U.S., or U.S. consumers.

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