By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
19
On June 19, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-959).

The investigation is based on an April 30, 2015 complaint filed by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric skin care devices, brushes and chargers therefor, and kits containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,320,691; 7,386,906; and D523,809, in addition to infringing PBL's trade dress.  See our May 11, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
18
On June 18, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 6 in Certain Recombinant Factor VIII Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-956).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 16, 2015 complaint filed by Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corp., and Baxter Healthcare SA (collectively, "Baxter") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain recombinant factor VIII products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,100,061; 6,936,441; and 8,084,252.  See our April 17, 2015 and May 19, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Jun
17
On June 17, 2015, Reynolds Presto Products Inc. of Appleton, Wisconsin ("Reynolds Presto") filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Lisa Mandrusiak
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Jun
16
On May 26, 2015 ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of Order No. 8 (dated May 13, 2015) granting non-party Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company North America's ("TSMC NA") motion to quash a subpoena filed by Complainants 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 (collectively, "Samsung") 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; 6,173,349; 7,056,776; and 7,804,734.  See our November 26, 2014 and December 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Jun
15
On June 12, 2015, eos Products, LLC and The Kind Group LLC (collectively, "EOS")—both of New York, New York—filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
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