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IPR Enforcement: Convertible Sofas, Data Storage Tapes, Amorphous Metal

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Convertible Sofas. The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-1122 to determine whether imports of convertible sofas and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement.

Complainant Sauder Manufacturing Company requests 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 respondent in this investigation is located in the U.S.

Magnetic Data Storage Tapes. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1076 of magnetic data storage tapes and cartridges containing the same with respect to several patent claims based on the withdrawal of those claims by complainants FUJIFILM Corporation and FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A. Inc.

Amorphous Metal. The ITC has terminated without the imposition of import restrictions trade secret misappropriation investigation 337-TA-1078 of amorphous metal and products containing same based on the withdrawal of the complaint.

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