337Info - Unfair Import Investigations Information System

Section 337 declares the infringement of certain statutory intellectual property rights and other forms of unfair competition in import trade to be unlawful practices. Most Section 337 investigations involve allegations of patent or registered trademark infringement. Other forms of unfair competition, such as misappropriation of trade secrets, trade dress infringement, passing off, false advertising, and violations of the antitrust laws, may also be asserted.


Recent Complaints

Docket Number: 3354

Investigation Number: 3354

Complainant(s): Juul Labs, Inc.

Respondent(s): DripTip Vapes LLC Fuma Vapor, Inc. Lan & Mike International Trading, Inc. Lizard Juice, LLC Maduro Distributors, Inc. MistHub, LLC Noah Dovberg ParallelDirectLLC Saddam Aburoumi Sarvasva LLC dba One Stop Food Mart Shenzhen Haka Flavor Technology Co., Ltd. Shenzhen OCIGA Technology Co., Ltd. Shenzhen OVNS Technology Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Yibo Technology Co., Ltd. The Electric Tobacconist, LLC The ZFO Twist Vapor Franchising, LLC United Wholesale LLC Vape4U LLC Vaperz LLC Vapor 4 Life Holdings, Inc. Vaportonix, LLC Ziip Lab Co., Limited Ziip Lab S.A.

Unfair Act Alleged: Patent Infringement

Date Complaint Filed: 11/08/2018 Date of Institution:

Docket Number: 3351

Investigation Number: 1140

Complainant(s): Ingevity Corp. Ingevity South Carolina, LLC

Respondent(s): Kuraray America, Inc. Kuraray Co., Ltd. MAHLE Filter Systems Canada, ULC MAHLE Filter Systems Japan Corp. MAHLE Filter Systems North America, Inc. MAHLE Sistemas de Filtracion de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Nagamine Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Unfair Act Alleged: Patent Infringement

Date Complaint Filed: 11/08/2018 Date of Institution: 12/14/2018

Docket Number: 3346

Investigation Number: 1139

Complainant(s): Juul Labs, Inc.

Respondent(s): ALD Group Limited Bo Vaping Eonsmoke, LLC Flair Vapor LLC Infinite-N Technology Limited J Well France S.A.S. Keep Vapor Electronic Tech. Co. Ltd. King Distribution LLC Limitless Mod Co. MMS Distribution LLC Myle Vape Inc. Shenzhen Joecig Technology Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Yibo Technology Co., Ltd. The Electric Tobacconist, LLC Vapor Hub International, Inc. XFire, Inc. ZLab S.A. Ziip Lab Co., Limited

Unfair Act Alleged: Patent Infringement

Date Complaint Filed: 10/04/2018 Date of Institution: 12/13/2018

Docket Number: 3342

Investigation Number: 1138

Complainant(s): INVT SPE LLC

Respondent(s): Apple Inc. HTC America, Inc. HTC Corporation ZTE (USA) Inc. ZTE Corporation

Unfair Act Alleged: Patent Infringement

Date Complaint Filed: 09/14/2018 Date of Institution: 10/19/2018

Docket Number: 3341

Investigation Number: 1137

Complainant(s): ASML Netherlands B.V. ASML US, Inc. ASML US, LLC

Respondent(s): Nikon Corporation Nikon Precision Inc. Nikon Research Corporation of America

Unfair Act Alleged: Patent Infringement

Date Complaint Filed: 09/12/2018 Date of Institution: 10/23/2018