According to the China Trade Remedy Information Network, on December 1, 2021, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted on certain integrated circuits, chipsets, Electronic devices and their downstream products (Certain Integrated Circuits, Chipsets, and Electronic Devices, and Products Containing the Same) initiated investigation 337 (survey code: 337-TA-1287).
On November 1, 2021, NXP Semiconductors N． V. of Eindhoven, Netherlands, NXP USA, Inc. of Austin, Texas filed a 337 investigation application with ITC, claiming that the products exported to, imported and sold in the United States infringed its patent rights (US Registered Patent Nos. 7,593,202, 8,482,136, 8,558,591, 9,729,214, 10,904,058), requesting the US ITC to issue a limited exclusion order and a prohibition order.
MediaTek Inc., Taiwan, China. of Hsinchu City, Taiwan, MediaTek USA Inc. of San Jose, CA, Amazon. com, Inc. , Of Seattle WA, American Belkin International, Inc. , Of Playa Vista, CA, Linksys USA, Inc. , Of Irvine, CA is the named defendant.
The U.S. International Trade Commission will determine the end of the investigation within 45 days after filing the case. Except for vetoes by the US Trade Representative for policy reasons, the relief order issued by the US International Trade Commission in the 337 case shall take effect on the date of issuance and shall have final effect on the 60th day after the date of issuance.
According to the data, what the United States “Section 337” prohibits is all unfair competition or any unfair trade practices in products exported to the United States. The so-called unfair behavior specifically refers to: the product enters the United States through unfair competition or unfair behavior, or the owner, importer, or agent of the product sells the product on the U.S. market in an unfair manner and treats the U.S. Related industries cause material damage or threat of damage, or hinder the establishment of related industries in the United States, or suppress or manipulate US commerce and trade, or infringe legally valid US trademarks and patents, or infringe the exclusive rights of integrated circuit chip layout designs , Or infringe other design rights protected by American law, and there are related industries in the United States or related industries are being established.