By Eric Schweibenz and Christopher Ricciuti
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Sep
22
On September 17, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 50 (dated August 21, 2014) granting Complainants InterDigital Communications Corp.'s and InterDigital Technologies Corporation's (collectively, "InterDigital") motion for a protective order relating to certain of Respondents' interrogatories and requests for production in Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-613).

By way of background, the Commission instituted this investigation on September 11, 2007 based on a complaint filed by InterDigital. The complaint, as amended, alleged violations of Section 337 in the importation and sale of certain 3G mobile handsets and components thereof that infringed certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,117,004 (the '004 patent), 7,190,966 (the '966 patent), 7,286,847 (the '847 patent), and 6,693,579 (the '579 patent).  The notice of investigation named Nokia Corp. and Nokia, Inc. (collectively, "Nokia") as Respondents.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
19
On September 17, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments (Inv. No. 337-TA-930).

The investigation is based on an August 18, 2014 and September 5, 2014 supplement to the complaint filed by RevoLaze, LLC and TechnoLines, LLC—both of Westlake, Ohio 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 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Lisa Mandrusiak
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Sep
18
On September 12, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the "Commission") issued a notice determining to review in part the Initial Determination ("ID") issued by ALJ David P. Shaw in Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-882).

By way of background, this investigation was instituted on June 12, 2013 and is based on a May 13, 2013 complaint filed by Black Hills Media, LLC ("BHM") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital media devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,028,323; 8,214,873 (the '873 patent); 8,230,099; 8,045,952; 8,050,652 (the '652 patent) and 6,618,593 (the '593 patent).  See our May 16, 2013 and June 20, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
17
On September 16, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 11 in Certain Archery Products and Related Marketing Materials (Inv. No. 337-TA-919).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 9, 2014 complaint filed by Bear Archery, Inc. and SOP Services, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain archery products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. RE38,096, 6,978,775, and 7,226,375, and related marketing materials that infringe U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 2,501,255 for the mark WHISKER BISCUIT ARROW REST and U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 3,312,392 for the mark WHISKER BISCUIT.  See our May 12, 2014 and June 12, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
16
On September 15, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 7 in Certain Light Reflectors And Components, And Packaging, and Related Advertising Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-924).

By way of background this investigation is based on a June 20, 2014 complaint and July 11, 2014 amended complaint filed by Sunlight Supply, Inc. and IP Holdings, LLC alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain light reflectors and components, packaging, and related advertising that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,641,367; D634,469; D644,185 and D545,485.  See our June 21, 2014 and August 8, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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