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IPR Enforcement: Digital Cameras, Breathing Treatment Systems, Electronic Devices

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Digital Cameras. The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-1059 to determine whether imports of digital cameras, software, and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are digital cameras that include image sensors and image processing software.

Complainants Carl Zeiss AG and ASML Netherlands B.V. request 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 respondents in this investigation are located in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, and the U.S.

Breathing Treatment Systems. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1022 of sleep-disordered breathing treatment mask systems and components thereof with respect to certain patent claims asserted by complainants ResMed Corp., ResMed Inc., and ResMed Ltd. based on their withdrawal of allegations pertaining to those claims.

Electronic Devices. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1039 of electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablet computers, and components thereof, with respect to certain patent claims asserted by complainant Nokia Technologies Inc.

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