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New IPR Infringement Investigation of Infotainment Systems

Friday, June 08, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-1119 to determine whether imports of infotainment systems, components thereof, and automobiles containing the same are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are head units, rear seat entertainment units, units for displaying information or entertainment, and cameras, controllers, processing components, modules, chips, GNSS processing devices, and circuits used therein or therewith, along with the automobiles that contain such systems and components.

Complainant Broadcom Corporation 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 Japan and the U.S.

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