Background

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.

Audio players – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1191 of audio players and controllers, components thereof, and products containing the same (complainant Sonos Inc., respondents located in the U.S.)

Blood separation devices – termination without the imposition of import restrictions of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1147 of blood separation and cell preparation devices based on RegenLab USA LLC’s withdrawal of its complaint

Integrated circuits – (a) termination without the imposition of import restrictions of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1024 of integrated circuits with voltage regulators and products containing same and (b) termination of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1143 of integrated circuits and products containing the same with respect to five patent claims withdrawn by complainant Tela Innovations Inc.

Spa pumps – new IPR infringement complaint filed on spa pumps, jet pump housing, motors, components thereof, and products containing the same (complainant Luraco Health & Beauty LLC, proposed respondents located in the U.S., Feb. 17 deadline for public interest comments)

Toner cartridges – termination of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1174 of toner cartridges, components thereof, and systems containing the same with respect to one respondent based on a consent order with complainants Brother Industries Ltd., Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.), and Brother Industries (U.S.A.) Inc.

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