Archive for March, 2010

Elan Microelectronics Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Electronic Devices With Multi-Touch Enabled Touchpads And Touchscreens

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

On March 29, 2010, Elan Microelectronics Corporation of Taiwan (“Elan”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California (“Apple”) unlawfully imports into the United States, sells for importation, and/or sells within the United States after importation certain electronic devices with […]

ALJ Gildea Rules On Motion to Compel in Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-701)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

On March 29, 2010, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 4 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players, and Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-701).  In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted in part the motion of Complainants Nokia Corp. and Nokia, Inc. (collectively “Nokia”), seeking to compel Respondent Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) to produce […]

ALJ Luckern Grants Motion For Summary Determination Of Non-Infringement In Certain Dual Access Locks (337-TA-689)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

On March 23, 2010, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued the public version of Order No. 6 (dated March 18, 2010) in Certain Dual Access Locks and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-689), granting Respondents motion for summary determination of non-infringement and terminating the investigation. By way of background, Complainants Safe Skies, LLC and David […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-709) Regarding Certain Integrated Circuits

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

On March 29, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Circuits, Chipsets, and Products Containing Same Including Televisions, Media Players, and Cameras (Inv. No. 337-TA-709). The investigation is based on a March 1, 2010 complaint and March 18, 2010 letter supplementing […]

ALJ Essex Grants Summary Determination In Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles (337-TA-688)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

On March 23, 2010, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 6 (dated March 3, 2010) granting Complainant Paice LLC’s (“Paice”) motion for summary determination on infringement, validity and enforceability, and denying Respondents Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Motor North America, and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.’s (collectively, “Toyota”) cross motion for […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-708) Regarding Certain Stringed Musical Instruments

Monday, March 29th, 2010

On March 29, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Stringed Musical Instruments and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-708). The investigation is based on a February 26, 2010 complaint and March 18, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Geoffrey McCabe, of […]

ALJ Essex Denies Motion For Summary Determination On Domestic Industry In Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles (337-TA-688)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

On March 23, 2010, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 5 (dated February 26, 2010) in Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-688).  In the Order, ALJ Essex denied Complainant Paice LLC’s (“Paice”) motion for summary determination that it has satisfied the domestic industry requirement with respect […]

ALJ Charneski Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Flash Memory (337-TA-685)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

On March 23, 2010, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued Order No. 11 in Certain Flash Memory and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-685). In the Order, ALJ Charneski sets the procedural schedule for the investigation, including a December 6, 2010 start date for the evidentiary hearing.

ITC Extends Target Date In Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors (337-TA-650)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Further to our March 23 post, on March 26, 2010, the International Trade Commission issued a notice deciding to extend the target date for completion of the investigation in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-650). In the March 26 notice, the Commission “determined to extend the target […]

ITC To Review Initial Determination In Certain Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-661)

Friday, March 26th, 2010

On March 25, 2010, the ITC issued a notice that it determined to review in part ALJ Theodore R. Essex’s Initial Determination (“ID”) finding that Respondents violated Section 337 in Certain Semiconductor Chips Having Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory Controllers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-661). By way of background, the Complainant in this […]