Archive for December, 2009

ALJ Rogers Denies Motion To Preclude Respondents From Relying On Prior Art In Certain Bulk Welding Wire Containers (337-TA-686)

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

On December 28, 2009, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 25 in Certain Bulk Welding Wire Containers and Components Thereof and Welding Wire (Inv. No. 337-TA-686).  In the Order, ALJ Rogers denied Complainants The Lincoln Electric Company and Lincoln Global, Inc.’s (collectively, “Lincoln”) motion to preclude Respondents Kiswel Co., Ltd. (“Kiswel”), Atlantic China […]

Update Regarding Certain DC-DC Controllers (337-TA-698)

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Further to our December 30 post, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in Certain DC-DC Controllers and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-698).

Update Regarding Certain Authentication Systems (337-TA-697)

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Further to our  December 30 post, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice assigning ALJ Theodore R. Essex as the presiding Administrative Law Judge in Certain Authentication Systems, Including Software and Handheld Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-697).

ITC Issues Final Determination Of No Violation In Certain Semiconductor Chips With Minimized Chip Package Size (337-TA-630)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

On December 29, 2009, the International Trade Commission issued a notice determining that there has been no violation of Section 337 in Certain Semiconductor Chips With Minimized Chip Package Size and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-630). By way of background, this investigation was instituted on January 14, 2008, based on the complaint of Tessera, […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-699) Regarding Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

On December 30, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices and Products Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-699). The investigation is based on a December 1, 2009 complaint and December 16, 2009 letter supplementing the complaint filed by […]

ALJ Luckern Sets Target Date And Procedural Schedule For Enforcement Proceeding In Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices (337-TA-631)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Further to our December 15 and 16 posts, on December 29, 2009, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Order No. 27 in Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-631). According to the Order, ALJ Luckern set November 18, 2010 as the target date (which is 11 months after institution […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-698) Regarding Certain DC-DC Controllers

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

On December 29, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission instituted an investigation of Certain DC-DC Controllers and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-698). The investigation is based on a December 2, 2009 complaint and December 3 and 23, 2009 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Richtek Technology Corp. of Taiwan and Richtek USA, Inc. […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-697) Regarding Certain Authentication Systems

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

On December 29, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission instituted an investigation of Certain Authentication Systems, Including Software and Handheld Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-697). The investigation is based on a December 2, 2009 complaint and December 18, 2009 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Prism Technologies LLC of Omaha, Nebraska alleging violation of Section […]

Nokia Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players, And Computers

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

On December 29, 2009, Nokia Corporation of Finland and Nokia Inc. of White Plains, New York (collectively, “Nokia”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that the proposed respondent, Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, California (“Apple”), unlawfully imports into the U.S., sells for importation, and/or sells […]

ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate The Investigation In Certain Course Management System Software Products (337-TA-677)

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

On December 28, 2009, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 6 in Certain Course Management System Software Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-677). In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Blackboard Inc. and Respondent Desire2Learn Incorporated to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between the […]