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Commission Cleans Up Remedies for Robotic Vacuum Cleaners, ITC Blog

February 2019

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While it is well understood that the ITC can issue an exclusion order to stop the importation of articles found to infringe a patent, it is not as well known that such orders can also prevent certain domestic activities. A recent Commission opinion highlights how Limited Exclusion Orders ("LEOs") and Cease and Desist Orders ("CDOs") can be used to prevent the importation of replacement parts for domestic service and repair activities, and the sale of articles already existing in domestic inventory.

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