The International Trade Commission has recently announced the following actions in intellectual property rights infringement investigations.
For more information on pursuing or mitigating IPR-related import restrictions, please contact customs and trade attorney Lee Sandler at (305) 894-1000.
Access control systems – modification of remedial orders issued in investigation 337-TA-1016 against infringing access control systems and components thereof to exempt respondents’ redesigned wireless garage door opener products as non-infringing
Electric motors – termination without imposition of import restrictions of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1073 of thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors, components thereof, and products and vehicles containing same based on a determination that the complainant has failed to satisfy the domestic industry requirement
Intraoral scanners – in patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1091 of color intraoral scanners and related hardware and software, July 30 deadline for comments on the form of remedy (if any) that should be ordered, the effects of any such remedy on the public interest, and the amount of the bond under which infringing products could continue to enter the U.S. during the 60-day period the president has to review any ITC remedy
Medical training devices – in investigation 337-TA-1008 of carbon spine board, cervical collar, CPR masks and various medical training manikin devices, and trademarks, copyrights of product catalogues, products inserts, and components thereof, issuance of (a) a limited exclusion order against respondents prohibiting the unlicensed entry of products that infringe the complainant’s trade dresses and (b) an order that respondent cease and desist from importing, selling, offering for sale, marketing, advertising, distributing, offering for sale, transferring (except for exportation), or soliciting U.S. agents of distributors of imported cervical collars that infringe the complainant’s trade dresses
Road milling machines – issuance of (a) limited exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed entry of road-milling machines and components thereof that infringe one or more of the patents asserted by Wirtgen America Inc. and are imported or manufactured abroad for or on behalf of the respondents or any of their affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, or other related business entities, or their successors or assigns, and (b) a cease and desist order against two respondents and their affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, or other related business entities, or their successors or assigns