By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Aug
18
On August 11, 2017, Broadcom Limited of San Jose, California and Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. of Singapore (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Aug
17
On August 11, 2017, Intellectual Ventures II LLC (“IV”) of Bellevue, Washington filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Aug
16
On August 11, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 7 in Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1052). In the order, ALJ Lord issued an initial determination granting Respondents’ motion to terminate the investigation in its entirety due to Complainant Intellectual Ventures II LLC’s (“IV”) lack of constitutional standing to bring its complaint at the ITC. Please note that Oblon represents the Aisin Seiki Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 21, 2017 complaint filed by IV alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors, components thereof, and products and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,154,200; 7,067,944; 7,067,952; 7,683,509; and 7,928,348 (collectively, the “asserted patents”). See our March 28, 2017 and May 1, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
15
On August 11, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan Products, and Their Methods of Production (Inv. No. 337-TA-1005).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2016 complaint filed by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Ajinomoto Heartland Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,666,655 and 6,180,373. See our May 10, 2016 and June 13, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
14
On August 10, 2017 ALJ David P. Shaw issued a notice of the Final Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1007/1021).

By way of background, the 337-TA-1007 investigation is based on a May 18, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230; 6,651,763; 7,023,330; 7,275,607; 7,479,872; and 9,188,984 and/or infringe certain U.S. registered trademarks owned by Segway. See our May 18, 2016 and June 28, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. The 337-TA-1021 investigation is based on an August 16, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230 and 7,275,607. See our August 18, 2016 and September 22, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. These investigations were subsequently consolidated.
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