Washington DC - The US International Trade Commission (ITC) will investigate 31 international nitrile glove manufacturers for alleged patent infringement.
The ITC action is based on a complaint filed on 30 May by international law firm King & Spalding, on behalf of Georgia-based Tillotson Corp. for alleged intellectual property infringement under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, said the King & Spalding 2 July statement.
Three of the world's largest rubber glove manufacturers, Top Glove Corp Bhd., Supermax Corp. Bhd. and Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd., all of Malaysia, are allegedly involved.
More than 2200 million nitrile gloves were imported into the US in the past four years, with a retail value of nearly $250 million (â‚¬184 million)
The case is being referred to ITC administrative law judge Charles Bullock, who will hold an initial hearing to determine whether infringement exists, according to the statement.
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From Press release From King & Spalding