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IPR Enforcement: Batteries, Mounting Apparatus

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Batteries. The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-1087 to determine whether imports of batteries and electrochemical devices containing composite separators, components thereof, and products containing same are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement.

Complainants LG Chem Ltd., LG Chem Michigan Inc., LG Chem Power Inc., and Toray Industries Inc. request 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.

Mounting Apparatus. The ITC has instituted investigation 337-TA-1086 to determine whether imports of mounting apparatuses for holding portable electronic devices and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent and trademark infringement.

Complainant National Products Inc. requests that after this investigation the ITC issue an 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 China.

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