Archive for January, 2010

ALJ Charneski Issues Public Version Of Remand Determination In Certain Semiconductor Integration Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization (337-TA-648)

Friday, January 29th, 2010

On January 29, 2010, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued the public version of the Remand Determination (dated January 14, 2010) in Certain Semiconductor Integration Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-648). By way of background, the Complainants in this investigation are LSI Corporation and Agere Systems Inc. and the Respondents are Tower […]

ALJ Luckern Issues Amended Ground Rules Related to Settlement In Certain DC-DC Controllers (337-TA-698)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

On January 26, 2010, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a Notice To The Parties in Certain DC-DC Controllers and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-698) attaching a new set of amended ground rules.  In the Order, ALJ Luckern stated that all amendments relate to ground rule 15 concerning settlement. Amended ground rule 15 […]

ALJ Gildea Grants Samsung Request To Depose Murata Employees In Japan In Certain Ceramic Capacitors (337-TA-692)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

On January 21, 2010, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 6: Granting Application for Recommendation to the U.S. District Court Requiring Depositions of Complainant Employees in Japan in Certain Ceramic Capacitors and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-692). In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted an application filed by Respondents Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. and […]

ALJ Luckern Sets Target Date In Certain DC-DC Controllers (337-TA-698)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Further to our December 30, 2009 and December 31, 2009 posts, on January 26, 2010, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Order No. 3 in Certain DC-DC Controllers and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-698). According to the Order, ALJ Luckern set April 5, 2011 as the target date (which is 15 months after […]

ALJ Rogers Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain MEMS Devices (337-TA-700)

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

On January 25, 2010, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 5: Setting Procedural Schedule in Certain MEMS Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-700). In the Order, ALJ Rogers sets the procedural schedule for the investigation and includes provisions for the early exchange of claim construction terms and proposed constructions.  The […]

Update Regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players, And Computers (337-TA-701)

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Further to our January 25 post, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice assigning ALJ E. James Gildea as the presiding Administrative Law Judge in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players, And Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-701).

ALJ Essex Issues Initial Determination Finding Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-661)

Monday, January 25th, 2010

On January 22, 2010, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Semiconductor Chips Having Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory Controllers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-661). The Complainant in this investigation is Rambus Inc. and the Respondents are NVIDIA Corp.; Asustek Computer Inc.; ASUS Computer International, Inc.; […]

Motorola Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Wireless Communication System Server Software, Wireless Handheld Devices And Battery Packs

Monday, January 25th, 2010

On January 22, 2010, Motorola, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois (“Motorola”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that the proposed respondents, Research in Motion, Ltd. of Canada, and Research In Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas (collectively, “RIM”) unlawfully import into the United States, sell for […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-701) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players, And Computers

Monday, January 25th, 2010

On January 25, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players, And Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-701). The investigation is based on a December 29, 2009 complaint filed by Nokia Corporation of Finland and Nokia Inc. […]

ITC Decides Not To Review Initial Determination Denying Motion For Forfeiture Of Bonds In Certain Semiconductor Chips With Minimized Chip Package Size (337-TA-605)

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

On January 22, 2010, the International Trade Commission issued a notice determining not to review an initial determination (“ID”) issued by ALJ Theodore R. Essex denying Complainant Tessera, Inc.’s (“Tessera”) motion for forfeiture of Respondents’ bonds, limited discovery, and evidentiary hearing in Certain Semiconductor Chips With Minimized Chip Package Size and Products Containing Same (Inv. […]