By Eric Schweibenz
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May
22
On May 14, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 9 in Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets III (Inv. No. 337-TA-942).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 24, 2014 complaint filed by Pragmatus Mobile, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless devices, including mobile phones and tablets that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,466,795.  See our November 28, 2014 and December 26, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
21
On May 20, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Touchscreen Controllers and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-957).

The investigation is based on an April 21, 2015 complaint filed by Synaptics Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain touchscreen controllers and products containing the same, e.g., smart phones, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,868,874; 8,338,724; 8,558,811; and 8,952,916.  See our April 24, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Kate Cappaert
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May
20
On April 10, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version (originally dated February 27, 2015) of the Initial Determination ("ID") on Violation of Section 337 in Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-910).  Due to the size of the ID, we have split the document into part 1 and part 2.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 28, 2014 complaint filed by Cresta Technology Corp. ("Cresta") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain television sets, television receivers, television tuners, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,075,585 (the '585 patent), 7,265,792 (the '792 patent), and 7,251,466 (the '466 patent).  See our January 30, 2014 and March 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.  The named Respondents in the investigation are Silicon Laboratories, Inc. ("Silicon Labs"), MaxLinear, Inc. ("MaxLinear"), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America (collectively, "Samsung"), VIZIO, Inc. ("VIZIO"), LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Electronics U.S.A. (collectively, "LG"), and Sharp Corporation and Sharp Electronics (collectively, "Sharp") (hereinafter, "Respondents").
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
19
On May 18, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Recombinant Factor VIII Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-956).

The investigation is based on an April 16, 2015 complaint filed by Baxter International Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, Baxter Healthcare Corp. of Deerfield, Illinois, and Baxter Healthcare SA of Switzerland alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain recombinant factor VIII products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,100,061; 6,936,441; and 8,084,252.  See our April 17, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Chris Ricciuti
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May
18
On May 1, 2015, the International Trade Commission ("the Commission") issued the public version of its opinion in Certain Soft-Edged Trampolines and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-908) affirming ALJ Pender's Final Initial Determination ("ID") of no violation of Section 337 by respondent Vuly Trampolines Pty. Ltd. ("Vuly").

By way of background, the investigation is based on a December 24, 2013 complaint filed by Springfree Trampoline, Inc., Springfree Trampoline USA Inc., and Springfree Limited Partnership (collectively, "Springfree") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain soft-edged trampolines and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,319,174 ("the '174 patent").  See our December 31, 2013 and January 27, 2014 posts for more details on the Complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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