By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
29
On January 29, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Computing Or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-984).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 28, 2015 complaint filed by Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC of Portsmouth, New Hampshire alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain computing or graphics systems, components thereof, and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,339,428; 6,546,439; 6,630,935; and 8,933,945.  See our December 29, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
28
On January 12, 2016, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 43 in Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices, Including Communication Devices and Tablet Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-953).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 26, 2015 complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (collectively, “Ericsson”) alleging violation by Apple Inc. a/k/a Apple Computer Inc. (“Apple”) of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless standard compliant electronic devices, including communication devices and tablet computers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,717,996; 8,660,270; 6,058,359; 6,301,556; 8,102,805; 8,607,130; 8,837,381; and 8,331,476.  See our March 3, 2015 and April 3, 2015 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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Jan
27
On January 21, 2016, Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC of Chesterfield, Missouri (“Edgewell”) and International Refills Company Ltd. of Barbados (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Munchkin, Inc. of Van Nuys, California; Munchkin Baby Canada Ltd. of Canada; and Lianyungang Brilliant Daily Products Co. Ltd. of China (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain diaper disposal systems and components thereof, including diaper refill cassettes, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,899,420 (the ‘420 patent) and 6,974,029 (the ‘029 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
27
On January 11, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 43 in the remand proceeding of Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-928/937).  Please further note that Oblon represents Complainants in this matter.

By way of background, the investigation is based on July 25, 2014 and October 15, 2014 complaints filed by Valeo North America, Inc. of Troy, Michigan and Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico (collectively, “Valeo”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Trico Products Corporation and Trico Componentes SA de CV (collectively, “Trico”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wipers and components thereof.  See our October 16, 2014, November 19, 2014, November 25, 2015, and December 31, 2015 posts for more details on this investigation.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
26
On January 13, 2016, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 22 in Certain Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-963).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 8, 2015 complaint filed by AliphCom d/b/a Jawbone and BodyMedia, Inc. (collectively “Jawbone”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wearable fitness and activity tracker devices, systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,446,275; 8,529,811; 8,793,522; 8,961,413; 8,073,707; and 8,398,546. The complaint further alleges that the Proposed Respondents have engaged in unfair competition and unfair acts by their access and improper use of Jawbone’s trade secret confidential information related to Jawbone’s technology and wearable product development plans, roadmaps, and financial information.  See our July 8, 2015 and August 18, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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