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Potential IPR Probes of Cell Libraries and Cameras Evaluated for Public Interest Issues

Monday, December 30, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The ITC is requesting comments no later than Jan. 7 on any public interest issues raised by (1) a Section 337 intellectual property rights infringement complaint filed on behalf of Tela Innovations Inc. against certain standard cell libraries, products containing or made using the same, integrated circuits made using the same, and products containing such integrated circuits; and (2) a Section 337 IPR infringement complaint filed on behalf of Magna Electronics Inc. against certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras and components thereof. Comments should address whether the issuance of a general and/or limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders pursuant to these complaints 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 complainant, its licensees or third parties make in the U.S. that could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;

- indicate whether the complainant, its 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.

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