7 July 2017
Remedies in Section 337 Probe of Certain Medical Products
The USITC has determined that the importation, sale for importation and sale within the United States after importation of certain carbon spine boards, cervical collars, CPR masks, and various medical training manikin devices made in mainland China are violating certain U.S. patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade dresses. Further, the USITC has determined that the appropriate remedy is a limited exclusion order prohibiting the unlicenced entry of subject merchandise that infringes the asserted patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade dresses, as well as a cease and desist order against one U.S. respondent, and that infringing goods may continue to enter the United States during the 60-day presidential review period under a bond in the amount of 100 percent of the entered value of the goods subject to the limited exclusion order.
Public Interest Input Sought in Section 337 Investigation of RFID Products
The presiding administrative law judge in the Section 337 investigation involving certain radio frequency identification products and components thereof from various sources, including Hong Kong, has issued a recommended determination on remedy and bonding. The USITC is seeking input by 28 July on any public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically the issuance of a limited exclusion order with a certification provision covering subject merchandise that has infringed certain U.S. patents.
Section 337 Probe of Liquid Crystal Ewriters Terminated
The USITC has terminated without the imposition of import restrictions a patent infringement investigation of certain mainland Chinese liquid crystal Ewriters and components thereof based on the withdrawal of the complaint by the petitioner.