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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.

Armature devices – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1186 of certain balanced armature devices, products containing the same, and components thereof (complainants Knowles Corporation and Knowles Electronics LLC, respondents located in China and the U.S.)

Cartridges for surgical staplers – amendment of complaint, case caption, and notice of investigation in patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1100 of certain reload cartridges for laparoscopic surgical staplers

Microneedle patch technology – new patent infringement complaint filed on dissolving microneedle patch technology for cosmetic and pharmaceutical use (complainant TheraJet Inc., proposed respondent located in Korea)

Smart thermostats – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1185 of certain smart thermostats, smart HVAC systems, and components thereof (complainant EcoFactor Inc., respondents located in Canada, France, Japan, and the U.S.)

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