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IPR Enforcement: Data Storage Tapes, Semiconductor Devices

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Data Storage Tapes. In patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1012 the International Trade Commission has determined to review an initial determination that the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the U.S. after importation of magnetic data storage tapes and cartridges containing the same are violating certain patent claims asserted by Fujifilm Corporation and Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A. Inc. The presiding administrative law judge has recommended the issuance of a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order against the respondent.

The ITC is requesting comments no later than Dec. 27 on (1) the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered, (2) the effects of any such remedy on public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, U.S. production of like or directly competitive articles, and U.S. consumers, and (3) the amount of the bond under which infringing articles could continue to enter the U.S. during the 60-day period the president has to review any ITC-ordered remedy.

Semiconductor Devices. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1047 of semiconductor devices and consumer audiovisual products containing the same with respect to one respondent group based on a settlement agreement with complainant Broadcom Corporation.

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