Returns Count as Sales under Section 337, ITC Section 337
From a conceptual standpoint, one might think there is a difference between selling an item and charging for a leased item that was never returned. However, a recent decision from the ITC held that charging fees for unreturned rental equipment qualifies as a sale, either contractually or through conversion, for purposes of Section 337. Certain Digital Video Receivers and Related Hardware and Software Components, Inv. No. 337-TA-1103, Order No. 47 (June 3, 2019).
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