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IPR Enforcement: Robotic Vacuums, Diapers, Data Storage Tapes, Glucose Monitors

Monday, October 23, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Robotic Vacuums. The International Trade Commission has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1057 of robotic vacuum cleaning devices and components thereof, such as spare parts, with respect to all accused products from one respondent at the request of complainant iRobot Corporation.

New Investigations. The ITC has instituted investigations to determine whether imports of the following products are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act.

- reusable cloth diapers, components thereof, and products containing the same (patent and trademark investigation 337-TA-1077; complainant Cotton Babies Inc.; respondents located in China)

- magnetic data storage tapes and cartridges containing same (patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1076; complainants Fujifilm Corporation and Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A. Inc.; respondents located in Japan and the U.S.)

- electrochemical glucose monitoring systems and components thereof (patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1075; complainant Dexcom Inc.; respondent located in the U.S.)

In each case the complainant requests that after its investigation the ITC issue an 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.

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