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.

Battery cells – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1179 of pouch-type battery cells, battery modules, and battery packs, components thereof, and products containing the same (complainants SK Innovation Co. Ltd. and SK Battery America Inc., respondents located in Korea and the U.S.)

Dermatological devices – termination without the imposition of import restrictions of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1112 of radio frequency micro-needle dermatological treatment devices and components thereof based on a settlement agreement between the respondents and complainants Syneron Medical Ltd., Candela Corporation, and Massachusetts General Hospital

Gaming systems – termination without the imposition of import restrictions of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1111 of portable gaming console systems with attachable handheld controllers and components thereof due to a finding of no violation

Plasma probes – new IPR infringement petition filed on argon plasma coagulation system probes, their components, and other components for use therewith (complainants Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH and Erbe USA Inc.; proposed respondents located in Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.; public interest comments due by Oct. 18)

Subsea telecom systems – termination without the imposition of import restrictions of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1098 of subsea telecommunication systems and components thereof due to a finding of no violation

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