By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
25
On March 10, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 128 in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897).

By way of background, the investigation here is based on a September 3, 2013 complaint filed by Complainant 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 and October 23, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
24
On March 9, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 7 in Certain Network Devices, Related Software and Components Thereof (II) (Inv. No. 337-TA-945).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 19, 2014 complaint filed by Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain networking equipment and components and software thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,023,853; 6,377,577; 7,460,492; 7,061,875; 7,224,668; and 8,051,211.  See our December 29, 2014 and February 6, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
23
On March 10, 2015, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 27 in Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments (Inv. No. 337-TA-930).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 18, 2014 complaint filed by RevoLaze, LLC and TechnoLines, LL alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain laser abraded denim garments that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,990,444; 6,140,602; 6,252,196; 6,664,505; 6,819,972; and 6,858,815.  See our August 19, 2014 and September 19, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
23
On March 13, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Products, Including Products with Near Field Communication ("NFC") System-Level Functionality and/or Battery Power-Up Functionality, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-950).

The investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by NXP B.V. of the Netherlands and NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic products, including products with near field communication system-level functionality and/or battery power-up functionality, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,412,230; 8,280,304; 8,065,389; 8,204,959; 8,412,185; and 6,590,365.  See our February 17, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
23
On March 12, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Audio Processing Hardware And Software and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-949).

The investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corp. of Bohemia, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain audio processing hardware and software and products that infringe one or more claims of United States Patent Nos. 5,825,898; 6,483,923; 6,049,607; 6,363,345; and 6,377,637.  See our February 4, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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