By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
20
On November 13, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 62 in Certain Antivenom Compositions and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-903).

By way of background, the investigation is based on an October 20, 2013 complaint filed by BTG International Inc. ("BTG") alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain antivenom compositions and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of the '414 patent.  See our November 1, 2013 and December 2, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.  The remaining Respondents are Laboratorios Silanes S.A. de C.V., Instituto Bioclon S.A. de C.V., and Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc. (collectively, "Respondents").
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
19
On November 17, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-937).  Please note that Oblon Spivak represents Complainants in this matter.

The investigation is based on an October 15, 2014 complaint and an October 29, 2014 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Valeo North America, Inc. of Troy, Michigan and Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wipers and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,891,044 and 7,937,798.  See our October 16, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Kate Cappaert
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Nov
18
On October 28, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 13 (dated October 23, 2014) in Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-907).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Magna Electronics Inc. ("Magna") against TRW Automotive U.S. LLC ("TRW") alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras.  See our December 30, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Kate Cappaert
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Nov
17
On October 27, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 20 (dated October 7, 2014) in Certain Hemostatic Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-913).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corporation, and Baxter Healthcare SA (collectively, "Baxter") alleging violation of Section 337 by Ethicon, Inc. ("Ethicon") and Ferrosan Medical Devices A/S ("Ferrosan") in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain hemostatic products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,303,981; 8,512,729; 6,066,325; 8,357,378; and 8,603,511 (collectively, the "Asserted Patents").  See our March 5, 2014 and April 4, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Tom Yebernetsky
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Nov
14
On November 12, 2014, the U.S. International trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Footwear Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-936). 

The investigation is based on an October 14, 2014 complaint and a November 4, 2014 supplement to the complaint filed by Converse Inc. of North Andover, Massachusetts ("Converse") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain footwear products that infringe U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 4,398,753; 3,258,103; and 1,588,960.  Additionally, Converse alleges violation of Section 337 based upon unfair competition/false designation of origin, common law trademark infringement and unfair competition, and trademark dilution.  See our October 15, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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