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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.

Memory modules – Nov. 25 deadline for comments on public interest issues raised by recommendation to issue a limited exclusion order against memory modules and components thereof that are manufactured and imported by the respondents

Thermostats – new IPR infringement complaint filed on smart thermostats, smart HVAC systems, and components thereof (complainant EcoFactor Inc., proposed respondents located in Canada, Japan, France, and the U.S.)

Truck bed covers – issuance of (1) limited exclusion order directed to a defaulting respondent prohibiting the unlicensed entry of folding cover assemblies for pickup truck cargo boxes and components thereof that (a) infringe one or more specified patent and trademark claims asserted by complainants Extang Corporation and Laurmark Enterprises Inc. and (b) are manufactured abroad or imported by or on behalf of the defaulting respondent or any of its affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, or other related business entities or their successors or assigns and (2) a cease and desist order prohibiting the defaulting respondent from importing, selling marketing, advertising, distributing, offering for sale, transferring (except for exportation), and soliciting U.S. agents or distributors for infringing goods

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