By Eric Schweibenz
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May
03
On May 3, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Overflow And Drain Assemblies For Bathtubs and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-992).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 4, 2016 complaint filed by WCM Industries, Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colorado alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain overflow and drain assemblies for bathtubs and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,302,220; 8,321,970; 8,584,272; and 9,200,436.  See our April 4, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
21
On April 20, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-992).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 18, 2016 complaint filed by Varidesk LLC of Coppell, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain height-adjustable desk platforms and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,113,703 and 9,277,809.  See our March 18, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Apr
20
On April 20, 2016, Select Comfort Corporation of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Select Comfort SC Corporation of Greenville, South Carolina (collectively, “Select Comfort”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain air mattress bed systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,804,848 (“the ‘848 patent”) and 7,389,554 (“the ‘554 patent”):
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Apr
06
On April 6, 2016, Rovi Corp. and Rovi Guides, Inc. (collectively, “Rovi”)—both of San Carlos, California—filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell or lease within the U.S. after importation certain digital video receivers and hardware and software components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,006,263 (the ‘263 patent), 8,578,413 (the ‘413 patent), 8,046,801 (the ‘801 patent), 8,621,512 (the ‘512 patent), 8,768,147 (the ‘147 patent), and 8,566,871 (the ‘871 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Apr
04
On April 4, 2016, WCM Industries, Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colorado (“WCM”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain overflow and drain assemblies for bathtubs and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,302,220 (the ‘220 patent), 8,321,970 (the ‘970 patent), 8,584,272 (the ‘272 patent), and 9,200,436 (the ‘436 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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