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 Lee Sandler at (305) 894-1000.


Auto parts – in investigation 337-TA-1160 of replacement automotive service and collision parts and components thereof, determination to issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders against the defaulting respondents and to set a bond in the amount of 100 percent of the entered value of the covered products


Laptops – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1215 of mobile electronic devices and laptop computers (complainant Maxell Ltd.; respondent located in the U.S.)


Straws – summary determination of patent infringement in investigation 337-TA-1183 of foldable reusable drinking straws and components and accessories thereof


UAVs – in investigation 337-TA-1133 (1) issuance of limited exclusion order prohibiting the importation of certain unmanned aerial vehicles and components thereof that violate patents asserted by Autel Robotics USA Inc. and cease and desist orders and (2) suspension of enforcement of those orders pending final resolution of a final written decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

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