By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Dec
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On December 9, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 26 (dated November 13, 2014) granting Complainants Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA, and Baxter Healthcare Corporation's (collectively, "Baxter") motion for summary determination that the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement has been satisfied in Certain Hemostatic Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-913).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Baxter alleging violation of Section 337 by Ethicon, Inc. and Ferrosan Medical Devices A/S (collectively, the "Respondents") in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain hemostatic products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,303,981; 8,512,729; 6,066,325; 8,357,378; and 8,603,511 (collectively, the "Asserted Patents").  See our March 5, 2014 and April 4, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
18
On December 16, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 12 in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).

By way of background, the investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by ARM Enterprises, Inc. and Adrian Rivera alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320.  See our August 6, 2014 and September 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Kate Cappaert
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Dec
18
On December 4, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 51 (dated November 20, 2014) denying Respondents' motion for summary determination that the accused products do not infringe the asserted claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,190,966 (the '966 patent) and 7,286,847 (the '847 patent) in Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-613).

By way of background, the Commission instituted this investigation on September 11, 2007 based on a complaint filed by InterDigital. The complaint, as amended, alleged violations of Section 337 in the importation and sale of certain 3G mobile handsets and components thereof that infringed certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,117,004 (the '004 patent), 7,190,966 (the '966 patent), 7,286,847 (the '847 patent), and 6,693,579 (the '579 patent).  The notice of investigation named Nokia Corp. and Nokia, Inc. (collectively, "Nokia") as Respondents.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
18
On December 15, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-938).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 5, 2014 complaint filed by PPC Broadband, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain coaxial cable connectors, components thereof or products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,801,448.  See our November 7, 2014 and December 5, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Kate Cappaert
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Dec
18
On November 6, 2014, the International Trade Commission ("the Commission") issued a notice determining to review-in-part the final initial determination ("ID") in Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-888).

By way of background, the Commission instituted this investigation on July 23, 2013 based on a complaint filed by Knowles Electronics, LLC ("Knowles") alleging a violation of Section 337 by Respondents GoerTek, Inc. and GoerTek Electronics, Inc. (collectively, "GoerTek") in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain silicon microphone packages and products containing the same that infringe, or that are made by a process that infringes, one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,439,616 (the '616 patent); 8,018,049 (the '049 patent); and 8,121,331 (the '331 patent) (collectively, the "asserted patents").  See our June 25, 2013 and July 24, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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