PopSockets receives patent enforcement protection

BOULDER — PopSockets, a Boulder company that makes popular smart phone mounts, has received support from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) as the company attempts to protect its patents from companies that sell knockoffs.

The Longmont Times-Call reported that a general exclusion order has been issued, which permits the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency to seize imported counterfeit products.

Such orders are rare, the company said. Only three of 117 intellectual property complaints filed in 2016 received such orders. PopSockets identified 14 Chinese firms that it knows are making knockoffs.