By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
19
On September 11, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Periodontal Laser Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1070).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 10, 2017 complaint filed by Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. of Cerritos, California 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 of certain periodontal laser dental devices for sale after importation based on false and misleading marketing, promotion, and distribution practices. See our August 10, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Sep
18
On September 18, 2017, Mr. Wen T. Lin of Taiwan (“Lin”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that SK Hynix of South Korea and SK Hynix America Inc. of San Jose, California (collectively, “SK Hynix”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain dynamic random access memory (“DRAM”) devices and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,817,459 (the ’459 patent).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
15
On September 13, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 2 in Certain Microfluidic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1068).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 31, 2017 complaint filed by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. of Hercules, California and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC of Livermore, California 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 of certain microfluidic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,500,664; 9,089,844; 9,636,682; 9,649,635; and 9,126,160. See our August 4, 2017 and September 5, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Sep
14
On September 6, 2017, Rockwell Automation, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (“Rockwell”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
13
On September 11, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Pool And Spa Enclosures (Inv. No. 337-TA-1069).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2017 complaint filed by Aqua Shield, Inc. of West Babylon, New York 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 of certain pool and spa enclosures that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,637,160. See our May 12, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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