By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Jan
26
On January 21, 2015, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 76 (dated January 13, 2015) in Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-893).  In the Order, ALJ Bullock imposed monetary sanctions against Respondents Macronix International Co., Ltd., Macronix America, Inc., Macronix Asia Ltd., and Macronix (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (collectively, "Macronix") after finding that Macronix had violated Commission Rule 210.27(g).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Lisa Mandrusiak
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Jan
23
On January 14, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 10 construing the disputed claim terms of the asserted patents in Certain Devices Containing Non-Volatile Memory and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-922).  Due to the size of the order, we have split the order into part 1, part 2, and part 3.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 27, 2014 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd. and Macronix America, Inc. (collectively, "Macronix") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain devices containing non-volatile memory and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,998,826 ("the '826 patent"); 6,031,757 ("the '757 patent"); 8,341,324 ("the '324 patent"); and 8,341,330 ("the '330 patent").  See our June 30, 2014 and August 4, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
22
On January 20, 2015, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 in Certain Snowmobiles with Engines Having Exhaust Temperature-Controlled Engine Technology and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-940).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 7, 2014 complaint and December 12, 2014 amended complaint filed by Arctic Cat Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain snowmobiles with engines having exhaust temperature-controlled engine technology and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,371,082; 6,550,450; and 7,258,107.  See our November 10, 2014 and December 22, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
21
On January 21, 2015, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 4 in Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems On A Chip, And Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-941).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 21, 2014 complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC of Austin, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain graphics processing units ("GPUs"), systems on a chip ("SoCs"), and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,147,385 (the '385 patent), 6,173,349 (the '349 patent), 7,056,776 (the '776 patent), and 7,804,734 (the '734 patent).  See our November 26, 2014 and December 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
20
On January 20, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 4 in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-938).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 5, 2014 complaint filed by PPC Broadband, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain coaxial cable connectors, components thereof or products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,801,448.  See our November 7, 2014 and December 5, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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