ITC Initiates Patent Probe Of Imported Windshield Wipers

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 1:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission voted on Wednesday to launch an investigation into whether Belgian auto parts maker Federal-Mogul SA and its Michigan subsidiary are flouting patents held by Trico Products Corp. by importing certain windshield wiper blades.

The vote by the ITC is in response to a petition Trico filed last month alleging that Federal-Mogul has violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 through its infringing imports and asked for the commission to issue an exclusion order barring two models of wiper blades...
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