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.


Desks – institution of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1214 of height-adjustable desk platforms and components thereof (complainant Versa Products Inc.; respondents located in China and the U.S.)


Fiber optic equipment – termination of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1194 of high-density fiber optic equipment and components thereof with respect to numerous patent claims for which the complainant withdrew its allegations of infringement


LCD devices – termination without imposition of import restrictions of patent infringement investigation 337-TA-1201 of liquid crystal display devices, components thereof, and products containing the same based on a settlement agreement between respondents and complainants Sharp Corporation and Sharp Electronics Corporation


Pliers – in investigation 337-TA-1169, issuance of general exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed importation of fish-handling pliers and packaging thereof that infringes two trademarks asserted by United Plastic Molders Inc.

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