28 Aug 2018
Remedy Comments Sought in Section 337 Probe of Fuel Pump Assemblies
In its patent infringement investigation of certain mainland Chinese fuel pump assemblies having vapour separators and components thereof, the USITC is seeking comments by 4 September on (i) the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered; (ii) the effects of any such remedy on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and U.S. consumers; and (iii) the amount of the bond under which infringing articles could continue to enter the United States during the 60-day period the president has to review any USITC-ordered remedy.
Public Interest Input Sought in Section 337 Investigation of Digital Cameras
In its Section 337 investigation of digital cameras, software and components thereof from mainland China and several other locations, the presiding administrative law judge has recommended the issuance of a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders directed to each of the remaining respondents. The USITC is now soliciting comments through 25 September on any public interest issues raised by this recommendation. Comments should address whether the issuance of these orders would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or U.S. consumers. In particular, the USITC is interested in comments that:
- explain how the articles potentially subject to the orders are used in the United States;
- identify any public health, safety or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the potential orders;
- identify like or directly competitive articles that the complainant, its licensees or third parties make in the United States that could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;
- indicate whether the complainant, its licensees and/or third-party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested orders within a commercially reasonable time; and
- explain how the requested orders would impact U.S. consumers.