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IPR News: Barrier Systems, Child Carriers, Child-Resistant Closures, Microfluidic Devices, Toner

Monday, December 23, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has recently announced the following actions in intellectual property rights infringement investigations.

For more information on pursuing or mitigating IPR-related import restrictions, please contact customs and trade attorney Lee Sandler at (305) 894-1000.

Barrier systems – initial determination of violation in patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1118 of movable barrier operator systems and components thereof and request for comments by Jan. 17 on whether the issuance of a limited exclusion order and/or cease and desist order 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

Child carriers – termination of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1154 of child carriers and components thereof with respect to two respondents based on a settlement with complainant LILLEbaby LLC

Child-resistant closures – termination, with respect to four patent claims and four respondents, of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1171 of child-resistant closures with slider devices having a user-actuated insertable torpedo for selectively opening the closures and slider devices therefor

Microfluidic devices – in patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1068, issuance of (a) limited exclusion order that prohibits the unlicensed entry of microfluidic devices that infringe specified patent claims asserted by Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. and Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC and are manufactured abroad or imported by or on behalf of one respondent or any of its affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, or other related business entities, or its successors or assigns, and (b) a cease and desist order directed against such entities

Toner cartridges – termination of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1174 of toner cartridges, components thereof, and systems containing the same with respect to two companies based on consent orders with complainants Brother Industries Ltd., Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.), and Brother Industries (U.S.A.) Inc.

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