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Archived updates for Friday, July 08, 2005

HP Requests Unfair Import Investigation Against Gateway and eMachines

On July 6, 2005, Hewlett Packard Company filed a "Section 337" complaint at the U.S International Trade Commission requesting that an unfair import investigation be instituted involving "Certain Personal Computers." Such complaints typically include allegations of infringement of a U.S. intellectual property right.

The proposed respondents are Gateway, Inc. (Irvine, CA) and eMachines, Inc. (Irvine, CA). The complaint has been designated as confidential and assigned Docket No. 2438 for indexing in the Commission's database.

The Commission now has 30-35 days from the filing date of the complaint in which to decide whether to institute the investigation. Upon institution, the proposed respondent will be served with the Complaint via postal mail and an Administrative Law Judge will schedule discovery, conduct a trial, and issue a written "Initial Determination," usually within about 10 months. Due to the expedited nature of these proceedings, and availability of general exclusion orders affecting non-parties, it is important to notify any potential importers of similar products as soon as possible. Click here for more information on the importance of monitoring these ITC investigations.

Click here for a free audio-visual Internet presentation on "Unfair Import Investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission." And, for the latest details on a particular Section 337 investigation, or to arrange a free, in-person presentation on these (and/or other) intellectual property topics, contact Bill Heinze (, at Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley in Atlanta, Georgia.
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