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Potential IPR Probes of Snowmobiles, 3-D Cinema Systems Evaluated for Public Interest Issues

Monday, November 17, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission is requesting comments no later than Nov. 25 on any public interest issues raised by separate Section 337 intellectual property rights infringement complaints filed against the following products.

- snowmobiles with engines having exhaust temperature-controlled engine technology and components thereof

- three-dimensional cinema systems and components thereof

Comments should address whether the issuance of a limited exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders pursuant to either of these complaints would affect the public health and welfare in the U.S., competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the U.S., or U.S. consumers. In particular, the ITC is interested in comments that:

- explain how the articles potentially subject to the orders are used in the U.S.;

- identify any public health, safety or welfare concerns in the U.S. relating to the potential orders;

- identify like or directly competitive articles that the complainants, their licensees or third parties make in the U.S. that could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;

- indicate whether the complainants, their licensees and/or third-party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested orders within a commercially reasonable time; and

- explain how the requested orders would impact U.S. consumers.

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