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IPR Enforcement: Access Control Systems, Integrated Circuits

Friday, August 05, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Access Control Systems. The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-1016 to determine whether imports of access control systems and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are barrier movement operators such as garage or gate openers.

Complainant The Chamberlain Group Inc. requests that after this 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. The respondents in this investigation are located in Hong Kong, China and the U.S.

Integrated Circuits. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-982 of RF capable integrated circuits and products containing same with respect to certain patent claims asserted by complainant ParkerVision Inc. based on its withdrawal of allegations pertaining to those claims.

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