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IPR Enforcement: Two-Way Radios, Reusable Diapers, Collapsible Sockets

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Two-Way Radios. The International Trade Commission has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1053 of two-way radio equipment and systems, related software, and components thereof with respect to numerous patent claims asserted by Motorola Solutions Inc. based on Motorola’s withdrawal of its allegations with respect to those claims.

Reusable Diapers. The ITC is requesting comments no later than Sept. 28 on any public interest issues raised by a complaint filed on behalf of Cotton Babies Inc. alleging that the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the U.S. after importation of reusable diapers, components thereof, and products containing the same are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act. Comments should address whether the issuance of the exclusion orders and cease and desist orders requested by the complainant 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 complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the U.S. that could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;

- indicate whether the complainant, its 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.

Collapsible Sockets. The ITC has terminated patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1056 of collapsible sockets for mobile electronic devices and components thereof with respect to one respondent based on Popsockets LLC’s withdrawal of its complaint.

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