By Eric Schweibenz and Tom Yebernetsky
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Oct
24
On October 20, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 28 and a Notice in Certain Opaque Polymers (Inv. No. 337-TA-883).

By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by Rohm and Haas Company, Rohm and Haas Chemicals, and The Dow Chemical Company (collectively, "Dow") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain opaque polymers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,020,435; 6,252,004; 7,435,783; and 7,803,878.  See our May 22, 2013 and June 20, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Lisa Mandrusiak
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Oct
23
On October 1, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public versions of Order Nos. 43 (dated March 26, 2014) and 61 (dated April 22, 2014) and on October 3, 2014 issued the public versions of Order Nos. 63, 64, and 67 (dated April 28, 2014, April 28, 2014, and May 1, 2014, respectively) in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897), all related to discovery.

By way of background, the investigation in this case is based on a September 3, 2013 complaint and September 20, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Optical Devices, LLC ("Optical") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain optical disc drives, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,904,007; 7,196,979; 8,416,651; RE40,927; RE42,913; and RE43,681.  See our September 6, 2013 post for more details on the complaint and our October 23, 2014 post on instituting the investigation.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
22
On October 21, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Dental Implants (Inv. No. 337-TA-934).

The investigation is based on a September 25, 2014 complaint filed by Nobel Biocare Services AG of Switzerland and Nobel Biocare USA, LLC of Yorba Linda, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain dental implants that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,714,977 and 8,764,443.  See our September 29, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
21
On October 20, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 6 in Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-928).  Please note that Oblon Spivak represents Complainants in this matter.

By way of background, the investigation is based on a July 25, 2014 complaint filed by Valeo North America, Inc. of Troy, Michigan and Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wipers and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,891,044; 7,937,798; and 8,220,106.  See our August 1, 2014 and August 28, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
20
On October 17, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 7 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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