By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
22
On December 19, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Snowmobiles with Engines Having Exhaust Temperature-Controlled Engine Technology and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-940).

The investigation is based on a November 7, 2014 complaint and December 12, 2014 amended complaint filed by Arctic Cat Inc. of Plymouth, Minnesota alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain snowmobiles with engines having exhaust temperature-controlled engine technology and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,371,082; 6,550,450; and 7,258,107.  See our November 10, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Tom Yebernetsky
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Dec
22
On November 26, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public versions of Order Nos. 106, 108, 109, and 113 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 and Kate Cappaert
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Dec
22
On December 4, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public versions of Order Nos. 15 and 16 (both dated November 20, 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 John Presper
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Dec
19
On December 9, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 26 (dated November 13, 2014) granting Complainants Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA, and Baxter Healthcare Corporation's (collectively, "Baxter") motion for summary determination that the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement has been satisfied 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 alleging violation of Section 337 by Ethicon, Inc. and Ferrosan Medical Devices A/S (collectively, the "Respondents") 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
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Dec
18
On December 16, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 12 in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).

By way of background, the investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by ARM Enterprises, Inc. and Adrian Rivera alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320.  See our August 6, 2014 and September 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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