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New IPR Infringement Investigations of Sonar Imaging Devices, Driver Assistance Cameras

Friday, November 08, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has instituted the following investigations to determine whether imports of the products indicated are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement.

- investigation 337-TA-898 of certain marine sonar imaging devices that use one or more transducers to provide high resolution images of the area beneath a watercraft and, in some cases, to locate fish over a wider area (complainants Navico Inc. and Navico Holding AS; respondents located in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States)

- investigation 337-TA-899 of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras and components thereof (complainant TRW Automotive U.S. LLC; respondent located in the U.S.)

In each investigation the complainants request that the ITC issue a limited exclusion order, which would direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prohibit the entry of the 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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