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Import Restrictions Imposed on Patent Infringing Network Devices

Monday, May 08, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

In investigation 337-TA-945, the International Trade Commission has determined that the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the U.S. after importation of network devices, related software, and components thereof are violating specified patent claims asserted by Cisco Systems Inc.

The ITC has determined that the appropriate form of relief is (a) a limited exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed entry of infringing goods and (b) an order that the respondent cease and desist from importing, selling, marketing, advertising, distributing, transferring (except for exportation), soliciting U.S. agents or distributors, and aiding or abetting other entities in the importation, sale for importation, sale after importation, transfer (except for exportation), or distribution of infringing goods. Further, the ITC has determined that infringing goods should be able to continue entering the U.S. under a five percent bond during the 60-day period the president has to review the ITC’s recommended remedies.

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