21 May 2019
New Section 337 Investigation on Certain LED Packages. The USITC has instituted an investigation to determine whether imports of certain LED packages containing PFS phosphor and products containing the same from Hong Kong and mainland China are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. LED packages are housings that include an LED chip and one or more phosphors, comprised of fluoride-based phosphors activated with manganese. The complainants request that after this investigation the USITC issue a limited exclusion order as well as cease and desist orders.
Public Interest Input Sought in IPR Investigation on Certain Mounting Apparatuses. The presiding administrative law judge in the Section 337 investigation involving certain mounting apparatuses for holding portable electronic devices and components thereof from mainland China is recommending that the USITC issue a general exclusion order in this proceeding. The USITC recently sought input on any public interest issues raised by the recommended relief.