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Potential IPR Probes of Electronic Devices Evaluated for Public Interest Issues

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission is requesting comments no later than March 12 on any public interest issues raised by separate Section 337 intellectual property rights infringement complaints filed on behalf of Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson with respect to the following products.

- electronic devices, including wireless communication devices, computers, tablet computers, digital media players and cameras

- wireless standard compliant electronic devices, including communication devices and tablet computers

Comments should address whether the issuance of exclusion orders and/or cease and desist orders pursuant to these complaints would affect the public health and welfare in the U.S., competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the U.S., or U.S. consumers. In particular, the ITC is interested in comments that:

- explain how the articles potentially subject to the orders are used in the U.S.;

- identify any public health, safety or welfare concerns in the U.S. relating to the potential orders;

- identify like or directly competitive articles that the complainant, its licensees or third parties make in the U.S. that could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;

- indicate whether the complainant, its licensees and/or third-party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested orders within a commercially reasonable time; and

- explain how the requested orders would impact U.S. consumers.

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