IPR News: Bag-in-Container Devices, Barcode Scanners, Food Service Equipment, Road Construction Machines, Stapler Cartridges
Bag-in-container devices – termination without the imposition of import restrictions of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1115 of blow-molded bag-in-container devices, associated components, and end products containing or using same
Barcode scanners – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1165 of barcode scanners, scan engines, products containing the same, and components thereof (complainants Honeywell International Inc., Hand Held Products Inc., and Metrologic Instruments Inc.; respondents located in Japan, the Netherlands, and the U.S.)
Food service equipment – institution of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition investigation 337-TA-1166 of food service equipment and components therefor (complainants Illinois Tool Works Inc., Vesta Global Limited, Vesta (Guangzhou) Catering Equipment Co. Ltd., and Admiral Craft Equipment Corp; respondents located in China)
Road construction machines – issuance of limited exclusion order and cease and desist order against road construction machines and components thereof found to violate patents asserted by Caterpillar Inc. and Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
Surgical stapler cartridges – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1167 of reload cartridges for laparoscopic surgical staplers (complainants Ethicon LLC, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., and Ethicon US LLC; respondents located in Mexico and the U.S.)
For more information on pursuing or mitigating IPR-related import restrictions, please contact trade attorney Emi Ortiz at (305) 894-1005.