IPR News: Child Carriers, Drones, Spa Pumps, Tobacco Heating Devices
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.
Child carriers – termination without imposition of import restrictions of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1154 of child carriers and components thereof due to finding of no Section 337 violation
Drones – in patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1133 of unmanned aerial vehicles and components thereof, June 15 deadline for comments on public interest issues raised by recommendation to issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders if violations are found
Spa pumps – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1198 of spa pumps, jet pump housings, pedicure spas, components thereof, and products containing same (complainant Luraco Health & Beauty LLC; respondents located in Vietnam and the U.S.)
Tobacco heating devices – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1199 of tobacco heating articles and components thereof (complainants RAI Strategic Holdings Inc., R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; respondents located in Switzerland and the U.S.)