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IPR News: Child Carriers, Drones, Spa Pumps, Tobacco Heating Devices

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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.

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.)

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