By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
03
On March 30, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices, Including Communication Devices and Tablet Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-953).

The investigation is based on a February 26, 2015 complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless standard compliant electronic devices, including communication devices and tablet computers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,717,996; 8,660,270; 6,058,359; 6,301,556; 8,102,805; 8,607,130; 8,837,381; and 8,331,476.  See our March 3, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
02
On March 30, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Computers, Tablet Computers, Digital Media Players, and Cameras (Inv. No. 337-TA-952).

The investigation is based on a February 26, 2015 complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices, including wireless communication devices, computers, tablet computers, digital media players, and cameras that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,633,550; 6,157,620; 6,029,052; 8,812,059; 6,291,966; and 6,122,263.  See our March 2, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
01
On March 24, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Lithium Metal Oxide Cathode Materials, Lithium-Ion Batteries for Power Tool Products Containing Same, and Power Tool Products with Lithium-Ion Batteries Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-951).

The investigation is based on a February 20, 2015 complaint filed by BASF Corp. of Florham Park, New Jersey and UChicago Argonne LLC of Lemont, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain lithium metal oxide cathode materials, lithium-ion batteries containing same, and products with lithium-ion batteries containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,677,082 and 6,680,143.  See our February 23, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
31
On March 17, 2015, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 75 in the enforcement proceeding relating to Certain Incremental Dental Positioning Appliances and Methods of Producing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-562).

By way of background, the International Trade Commission ("the Commission") instituted the underlying investigation on February 9, 2006 based on Align Technology, Inc.'s ("Align") complaint of January 11, 2006. The underlying complaint named OrthoClear, Inc., OrthoClear Holdings, Inc., and OrthoClear Pakistan Pvt, Ltd. (collectively, "OrthoClear") as Respondents.  The investigation was terminated based on the parties' joint motion, and the presiding ALJ entered a consent order, which the Commission elected not to review on November 13, 2006.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Tom Yebernetsky
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Mar
30
On March 10, 2015, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 26 in Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments (Inv. No. 337-TA-930).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 18, 2014 complaint filed by RevoLaze, LLC and TechnoLines, LLC (collectively, "Complainants") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain laser abraded denim garments that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,990,444; 6,140,602; 6,252,196; 6,664,505 (the '505 patent); 6,819,972; and 6,858,815.  See our August 19, 2014 and September 19, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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