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IPR Enforcement: Footwear, Hoverboards, Graphics Processors, Food Supplements, Etc.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Composite Cores. The International Trade Commission has terminated without the imposition of import restrictions patent infringement investigation 337-TA-995 of electrical conductor composite cores and components thereof. This action follows a motion by complainant CTC Global Corporation to terminate the investigation as to the only remaining respondent because service of the complaint on that company has been unsuccessful.

Graphics Processors. The ITC has instituted investigation 337-TA-1037 to determine whether imports of graphics processors, DDR memory controllers, and products containing the same are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue include GPUs, processors, systems-on-chip, smartphones, laptops, televisions, Blu-ray players, and gaming systems that provide graphics processing functionality.

Complainant ZiiLabs Inc. Ltd. requests 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 China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S.

Magnetic Tape Cartridges. The ITC has instituted investigation 337-TA-1037 to determine whether imports of magnetic tape cartridges and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement.

Complainant Sony Corporation, Sony Storage Media and Devices Corporation, Sony DADC US Inc., and Sony Latin America Inc. request that after this investigation the ITC issue a limited exclusion order, which would direct CBP 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 and the U.S.

Self-Balancing Vehicles. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1000 of motorized self-balancing vehicles with respect to one respondent because neither complainants Razor USA LLC and Inventist Inc. nor the ITC has been able to confirm service of any documents on that respondent.

Food Supplements. The ITC has terminated without the imposition of import restrictions patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1027 of food supplements and vitamins, including ocular antioxidants and components thereof and products containing the same. This action is based on a settlement between complainants Kemin Industries Inc. and Kemin Foods L.C. and the respondents, which are located in India and the U.S.

Athletic Footwear. The ITC has terminated without the imposition of import restrictions patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1018 of athletic footwear. This action is based on a consent order between complainants Reebok International Ltd. and Reebok International Limited and the respondents, which are located in the U.S.

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