Archive for May, 2009

Cognex Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Machine Vision Software And Systems

Friday, May 29th, 2009

On May 28, 2009, Cognex Corp. of Natick, Massachusetts and Cognex Technology & Investment Corp. of Mountain View, California (collectively “Cognex”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to section 337. The complaint alleges that the following proposed respondents unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, or sell within the […]

Federal Circuit Issues Opinion In Norgren Appeal (2008-1415)

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

On May 26, 2009, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Norgren Inc. v. ITC (2008-1415) which reversed-in-part, vacated-in-part, and remanded the ITC’s final determination of no violation in this case.  Please note that Oblon Spivak represents SMC Corporation and SMC Corporation of America (“SMC”) in this matter. By way of background, on October 6, […]

ALJ Charneski Denies Motions For Summary Determination In Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization (337-TA-648)

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

On May 20, 2009, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued Order No. 80 and Order No. 81 in Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-648).  In the Orders, ALJ Charneski denied five motions for summary determination relating to the validity or invalidity of U.S. Patent No. 5,227,335. Order No. […]

Federal Circuit Issues Opinion in Linear Technology Corporation Appeal (2008-1117)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

On May 21, 2009, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Linear Technology Corporation v. ITC, No. 2008-1117.  Judge Schall, sitting on a panel with Judge Mayer and Judge Lourie affirmed-in-part, reversed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded the case to the ITC for further proceedings. By way of background, the ITC instituted the underlying investigation (Certain Voltage […]

ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Compel Production Of Source Code In Certain Automotive Multimedia Display And Navigation Systems (337-TA-657)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

On May 19, 2009, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 21 (dated May 11, 2009) in Certain Automotive Multimedia Display and Navigation Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-657).  In the Order, ALJ Essex granted complainant Honeywell International Inc.’s (“Honeywell”) motion to compel respondents Pioneer Corp. and […]

Federal Circuit Affirms-in-Part, Reverses-in-Part and Remands in Epistar Appeal (2007-1457)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

On May 22, 2009, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Epistar Corp. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, No. 2007-1457.  This was an appeal from the Commission’s final determination in Investigation No. 337-TA-556, which held that Epistar’s LED products infringed U.S. Patent No. 5,008,718 (“the ‘718 Patent).  The’718 patent is owned by Philips Lumileds Lighting Co. […]

Commission Reverses ALJ and Finds Violation in Certain Semiconductor Chips with Minimized Chip Package Size (337-TA-605)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

On May 20, 2009 the International Trade Commission reversed ALJ Theodore R. Essex’s December 1, 2008 Initial Determination (“ID”) finding no violation of the ‘326 and ‘419 patents in Certain Semiconductor Chips with Minimized Chip Package Size and Products Containing Same (337-TA-605) and issued a Notice of Commission Final Determination of Violation of Section 337.  […]

ALJ Essex Grants Complainant’s Motion to Compel In Certain Automotive Multimedia Display and Navigation Systems (337-TA-657)

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

On May 20, 2009, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 22 (dated May 11, 2009) in Certain Automotive Multimedia Display and Navigation Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (337-TA-657).  In the Order, ALJ Essex granted complainant Honeywell International, Inc.’s (“Honeywell”) motion to compel respondents Alpine Electronics, Inc. and Alpine […]

ALJ Luckern Grants Motion To Consolidate Investigation Nos. 337-TA-640 and 337-TA-674

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

On May 19, 2009, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued an Order granting complainant Gertrude Neumark Rothschild’s motion to consolidate Certain Light Emitting Diode Chips, Laser Diode Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-674) and Certain Short-Wavelength Light Emitting Diodes, Laser Diodes and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-640). ALJ Luckern determined that “both […]

Unemed Corporation Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Products Advertised As Containing Creatine Ethyl Ester

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

On May 20, 2009, UNeMed Corporation (“UNeMed”) of Omaha, Nebraska filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to section 337. The complaint alleges that the following proposed respondents unlawfully import into the U.S. and sell within the U.S. after importation certain products falsely advertised as containing creatine ethyl ester: Bodyonics, Ltd. […]