IPR News: Drill Bits, Electronic Devices, Planarization Slurries, Smart Thermostats
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 Lee Sandler at (305) 894-1000.
Drill bits – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1205 of completion drill bits and products containing same (complainant Varel International Industries LLC; respondents located in China and the U.S.)
Electronic devices – new IPR infringement complaint filed on electronic devices, including computers, tablet computers, and components and modules thereof (complainants Nokia Technologies OY and Nokia Corporation; proposed respondents located in Hong Kong, China, and Mexico)
Planarization slurries – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1204 of chemical mechanical planarization slurries and components thereof (complainant Cabot Microelectronics Corporation; respondents located in Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S.)
Smart thermostats – termination of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1185 of smart thermostats, smart HVAC systems, and components thereof with respect to three respondents based on a settlement with complainant EcoFactor Inc.