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IPR News: Drill Bits, Electronic Devices, Planarization Slurries, Smart Thermostats

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

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.

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