By Eric Schweibenz and Tom Yebernetsky
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Aug
25
On August 7, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 15 in Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-949).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain audio processing hardware and software and products that infringe one or more claims of United States Patent Nos. 5,825,898; 6,483,923; 6,049,607; 6,363,345; and 6,377,637.  See our February 4, 2015 and March 23, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Tom Yebernetsky
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Aug
24
On June 25, 2015, July 14, 2015, and July 17, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public versions of Order Nos. 26, 33, and 34, respectively, in Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA/928/937).  Please note that Oblon represents Complainants in this matter.

By way of background, the investigation is based on July 25, 2014 and October 15, 2014 complaints filed by Valeo North America, Inc. of Troy, Michigan and Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico (collectively, "Valeo") alleging violation of Section 337 by Trico Products Corporation and Trico Componentes SA de CV (collectively, "Trico") in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wipers and components thereof.  See our August 1, 2014, August 28, 2014, October 16, 2014, and November 19, 2014 posts for more details on the complaints and Notices of Investigation in the 928 and 937 investigations.  On December 9, 2014, ALJ Pender consolidated the 928 and 937 investigations. See our December 15, 2014 post for more details.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
21
On August 20, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 27 in Certain Personal Transporters (Inv. No. 337-TA-935).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 9, 2014 complaint filed by Segway Inc. and DEKA Products Limited Partnership alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain personal transporters, components thereof, and manuals relating thereto that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,789,640; 7,275,607; D551,722; and D551,592 and U.S. Copyright Reg. No. TX 7-800-563.  See our September 11, 2014 and November 5, 2014 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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Aug
20
On August 19, 2015, Silicon Genesis Corp. of San Jose, California ("SiGen") filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that S.O.I.TEC Silicon on Insulator Technologies, S.A. of France ("Soitec") unlawfully imports into the U.S., sells for importation, and/or sells within the U.S. after importation certain silicon-on-insulator wafers for use in semiconductors that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,985,742 (the '742 patent), 6,013,563 (the '563 patent), 6,103,599 (the '599 patent), 6,162,705 (the '705 patent), 6,180,496 (the '496 patent), 6,294,814 (the '814 patent), 6,790,747 (the '747 patent), and 7,811,901 (the '901 patent) (collectively, the "asserted patents").
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
19
On August 18, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Windscreen Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-964).  Please note that Oblon represents Valeo in this matter.

The investigation is based on a July 20, 2015 complaint filed by Trico Products Corp. of Rochester Hills, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windscreen wipers and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,836,925 and 6,799,348.  See our July 20, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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