By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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May
26
On May 16, 2016, the ITC issued a notice of its decision to review an initial determination granting Respondents NRT Technology Corp. and NRT Technologies, Inc.’s (collectively, “NRT”) motion for summary determination of invalidity of the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,081,792 (“the ‘792 patent”) in Certain Automated Teller Machines and Point of Sale Devices and Associated Software Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-958), and on review, to affirm the initial determination.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Global Cash Access, Inc. (now called Everi Payments Inc., or “Everi”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Respondents NRT Technology Corp. and NRT Technologies, Inc. (collectively, “NRT”) in the importation and sale of certain automated teller machines and point-of-sale devices and associated software that infringe one or more claims of the ‘792 patent.  See our May 15, 2015 and June 4, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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May
25
On May 16, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 16 granting Complainants SawTop, LLC and SD3, LLC’s (collectively, “SawTop”) emergency motion to strike new invalidity contentions from Respondent Robert Bosch Gmbh and Robert Bosch Tool Corporation’s (collectively, “Bosch”) in Certain Table Saws Incorporating Active Injury Mitigation Technology and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-965).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 16, 2015 complaint filed by SawStop, LLC and SD3, LLC alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain certain table saws incorporating active injury mitigation technology and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,225,712; 7,600,455; 7,610,836; 7,895,927; 8,011,279; and 8,191,450.  See our July 16, 2015 and August 28, 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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May
24
On May 23, 2016, Tessera Technologies, Inc., Tessera, Inc., and Invensas Corp. (collectively, “Tessera”)—all of San Jose, California—filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain semiconductor devices, semiconductor device packages, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,856,007 (the ‘007 patent), 6,849,946 (the ‘946 patent), and 6,133,136 (the ‘136 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
23
On May 19, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Air Mattress Bed Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-999).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 20, 2016 complaint filed by Select Comfort Corporation of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Select Comfort SC Corporation of Greenville, South Carolina alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain air mattress bed systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,804,848 and 7,389,554.  See our April 20, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
20
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-998).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 15, 2016 complaint filed by Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation, Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain hybrid electrical vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,104,347; 7,237,634; and 8,214,097.  See our April 18, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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