Archive for March, 2009

ALJ Charneski Denies Motion to Amend Complaint To Assert Additional Patent Claims In Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization (337-TA-648)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

On March 26, 2009, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued Order No. 60 in Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization and Products Containing Same (337-TA-648).  In the Order, ALJ Charneski denied Complainants LSI Corporation’s and Agere Systems Inc.’s (“Complainants”) motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to assert two additional patent claims against […]

Federal Circuit to Hear Oral Argument in Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH Appeal

Monday, March 30th, 2009

On April 3, 2009, the Federal Circuit is scheduled to hear oral argument in Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH v. ITC. Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH (“Erbe”) filed a complaint with the ITC against Canady Technology, LLC et al. (“Canady”) on April 10, 2006 alleging violation of Section 337 by Canady’s importation and sale of certain endoscopic probes for […]

Microsoft Seeks To Withdraw Complaint Against TomTom

Monday, March 30th, 2009

According to a March 27, 2009 letter sent to the ITC, Microsoft has sought to formally withdraw its February 25, 2009 complaint against TomTom. As we explained in our February 27, 2009 post, Microsoft’s complaint alleges, among other things, that TomTom N.V. of the Netherlands and TomTom, Inc. of Concord, Massachusetts (collectively, “TomTom”) unlawfully import […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-673) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Handheld Wireless Communications Devices

Friday, March 27th, 2009

On March 25, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Handheld Wireless Communications Devices (337-TA-673).  The investigation is based on a February 23, 2009 complaint filed by Saxon Innovations, LLC of Tyler, Texas. As explained in our February 24 post, the complaint alleges that Samsung Electronics […]

SPH America Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Wireless Communications Devices

Friday, March 27th, 2009

On March 25, 2009, SPH America, LLC of Vienna, Virginia filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to section 337. The complaint alleges that Kyocera Corp. of Japan;  Kyocera Wireless Corp. of San Diego, California;  Kyocera Sanyo Telecom, Inc. of Woodland Hills, California;  MetroPCS Communications, Inc. of Richardson, Texas;  MetroPCS Wireless, […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-672) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices Having Image Capture Or Display Functionality

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

On March 25, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices Having Image Capture Or Display Functionality And Components Thereof (337-TA-672). The investigation is based on a March 10, 2009 complaint filed by LG Electronics, Inc. of Korea.  As explained in our February 24 post, the complaint alleges that […]

Chief ALJ Luckern Issues Order Regarding Witness Statements And Admissibility Of Expert Reports In Certain Video Game Machines (337-TA-658)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

On March 24, 2009, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Order No. 21 in Certain Video Game Machines and Related Three-Dimensional Pointing Devices (337-TA-658).  In the Order, Chief ALJ Luckern determined that “written testimony for direct testimony of witnesses will be limited to non-controversial testimony” and “expert reports are not to be admitted with evidence.” […]

ALJ Charneski Denies Respondents’ Motion to Compel, But Grants Access To Videotape Subject to Conditions in Certain Cast Steel Railway Wheels (337-TA-655)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

On March 20, 2009, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued Order No. 18 in Certain Cast Steel Railway Wheels, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same (337-TA-655).  In the Order, ALJ Charneski denied respondents Standard Car Truck Company, Inc., Barber Tianrui Railway Supply, LLC, Tianrui Group Company Limited, and Tianrui […]

ALJ Rogers Grants-In-Part And Denies-In-Part Qimonda’s Motion to Compel In Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits (337-TA-665)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

On March 20, 2009, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of his March 12, 2009 Order No. 12 in Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Products Containing Same (337-TA-665).  In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted-in-part and denied-in-part complainant Qimonda AG’s motion to compel respondent LSI Corporation to (1) identify information regarding its 100 […]

ALJ Rogers Grants-In-Part A Non-Party Motion To Quash Subpoena In Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits (337-TA-665)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

On March 18, 2009, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 10 in Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Products Containing Same (337-TA-665).  In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted-in-part and denied-in-part non-party Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Inc.’s (“Chartered USA”) motion to quash and/or limit a subpoena served by complainant Qimonda. ALJ Rogers […]