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IPR Enforcement: Integrated Circuits, Network Devices

Friday, March 03, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Integrated Circuits. The International Trade Commission has amended its notice of investigation 337-TA-1024 of integrated circuits with voltage regulators and products containing same to add additional patent infringement allegations.

Network Devices. In investigation 337-TA-945 the ITC has determined to review the presiding administrative law judge’s determination that the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the U.S. after importation of network devices, related software, and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of infringement of patents asserted by complainant Cisco Systems Inc.

The ITC is inviting public comments no later than March 15 on (a) the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered; (b) the effects of any such remedy on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and U.S. consumers, and (c) the amount of the bond under which infringing articles could continue to enter the U.S. during the 60-day period the president has to review any ITC-ordered remedy. The ALJ has recommended the issuance of a limited exclusion order with a certification provision, a cease and desist order, and a five percent bond during the presidential review period.

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