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New IPR Infringement Probe of Home Entertainment Goods

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-1049 to determine whether imports of digital cable and satellite products, set-top boxes, gateways, and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement.

Complainants Sony Corporation and Sony Electronics Inc. request 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 England and the U.S.

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