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IPR Enforcement: Mounting Apparatus, Toner Cartridges, Garage Door Operators, Arrow Rests

Thursday, June 07, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Mounting Apparatus. In patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1086 of mounting apparatuses for holding portable electronic devices and components thereof, the International Trade Commission has found all respondents in default for failure to respond to the complaint by National Products Inc.

Toner Cartridges. In patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1106 of toner cartridges and components thereof, the ITC has found one respondent in default because it elected to default.

Movable Barrier Operator Systems. The ITC has instituted investigation 337-TA-1118 to determine whether imports of movable barrier operator systems and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are garage door operators and gate operators.

Complainant The Chamberlain Group Inc. 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 the U.S.

Arrow Rests. The ITC has instituted investigation 337-TA-1117 to determine whether imports of full-capture arrow rests and components thereof are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are arrow rests having a slotted circular-shaped ring with bristles pointed inwardly to provide radial support for an arrow.

Complainant Bear Archery Inc. requests that after this investigation the ITC issue an 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 China.

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