Archive for April, 2009

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-675) Regarding Certain Wireless Communications Devices

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

On April 29, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission announced its decision to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Communications Devices and Components Thereof (337-TA-675). The investigation is based on a March 25, 2009 complaint filed by SPH America, LLC of Vienna, Virginia.  As we explained in our March 27 post, the complaint alleges that […]

ITC To Review Initial Determination in Certain Refrigerators and Components Thereof (337-TA-632)

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

On April 27, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a Notice determining to review the February 26, 2009 Initial Determination (“ID”) issued by Administrative Law Judge Theodore R. Essex in Certain Refrigerators and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-632). The investigation was instituted on February 21, 2008, based on the complaint of Whirlpool Corp., Whirlpool Manufacturing […]

ALJ Rogers Consolidates Investigation Nos. 337-TA-667 And 337-TA-673

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

On April 23, 2009, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 8 in Certain Electronic Devices Including Handheld Wireless Communications Devices (337-TA-673).  In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted the Commission Investigative Staff’s (the “Staff”) motion to consolidate investigation No. 337-TA-673 with investigation No. 337-TA-667. Respondents Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of America, and Panasonic Consumer […]

Federal Circuit to Hear Oral Argument in Norgren Appeal

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

On May 4, 2009, the Federal Circuit is scheduled to hear oral argument in Norgren Inc. v. ITC (2008-1415).  Please note that Oblon Spivak represents SMC Corporation and SMC Corporation of America (“SMC”) in this matter. By way of background, on October 6, 2006, Norgren Inc. (“Norgren”) filed a complaint with the ITC against SMC […]

ALJ Essex Issues Initial Determination in Certain Computer Products (337-TA-628)

Friday, April 24th, 2009

As indicated in our March 18 post, on March 16, 2009, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued his initial determination (“ID”) in the matter of Certain Computer Products, Computer Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-628).  On April 14, ALJ Essex issued the public version of his 172-page ID. In the ID, ALJ Essex held […]

Blackboard Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Course Management System Software Products

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

On April 20, 2009, Blackboard Inc. of Washington, D.C. filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to section 337. The complaint alleges that Desire2Learn Incorporated of Canada unlawfully imports into the U.S., sells for importation, and/or sells within the U.S. after importation certain course management system software products that infringe certain […]

ALJ Gildea Rules On PPC’s Motion for Summary Determination in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors (337-TA-650)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

On April 17, 2009, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 18 (dated April 6, 2009), the initial determination granting in part the motion for summary determination filed by Complainant John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. d/b/a PPC, Inc. (“PPC”) in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. […]

ALJ Luckern Issues Enforcement Initial Determination In Certain Ink Cartridges (337-TA-565)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

On April 17, 2009, ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a Notice of his Enforcement Initial Determination (“ED”) which included the non-confidential title page, conclusions of law, and the order in Certain Ink Cartridges and Components Thereof (337-TA-565).  According to the Notice, ALJ Luckern determined that enforcement respondents Ninestar Technology Company Ltd., Ninestar Technology Co., Ltd. […]

ALJ Gildea Denies Respondents’ Motion For Summary Determination In Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors (337-TA-650)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

On April 17, 2009, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 19 (dated April 10, 2009) in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (337-TA-650).  ALJ Gildea denied Fu Ching Technical Industry Co., Ltd.’s and Gem Electronics, Inc.’s  (“Respondents”) joint motion for summary determination that (i) they do […]

Federal Circuit Vacates and Remands On Patent Misuse Issues in Princo Corp. Appeal (2007-1386)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

On April 20, 2009, the Federal Circuit issued its Opinion in Princo Corp. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, No. 2007-1386.  This was an appeal from the Commission’s ruling in Certain Recordable Compact Discs & Rewritable Compact Discs (Inv. No. 337-TA-474) that Princo Corp. and Princo America Corp. (“Princo”) had violated Section 337 through the importation of […]