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IPR Enforcement: Memory Devices, Bar Code Readers

Friday, June 23, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Memory Devices. The International Trade Commission has added a respondent to patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1046 of non-volatile memory devices and products containing same at the request of complainants Macronix International Co. Ltd. and Macronix America Inc.

Bar Code Readers. The ITC has instituted investigation 337-TA-1061 to determine whether imports of bar code readers, scan engines, products containing the same, and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue include 2D bar code readers that can adjust to various environmental conditions.

Complainants Honeywell International Inc., Hand Held Products Inc. d/b/a Honeywell Scanning and Mobility, and Metrologic Instruments Inc. d/b/a Honeywell Scanning and Mobility request 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 Singapore and the U.S.

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