Archive for May, 2010

Federal Circuit To Hear Oral Argument in Spansion Appeal on June 9

Friday, May 28th, 2010

On June 9, 2010, the Federal Circuit is scheduled to hear oral argument in Spansion, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, (2009-1460, -1461, -1462, -1465). By way of background, on April 17, 2007, Tessera, Inc. (“Tessera”) filed a complaint alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and […]

ALJ Gildea Issues Remand Initial Determination In Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors (337-TA-650)

Friday, May 28th, 2010

On May 27, 2010, ALJ E. James Gildea issued a notice regarding a Remand Initial Determination (“RID”) in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-650). By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. d/b/a PPC, Inc. (“PPC”) and the Respondents are Fu […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-719) Regarding Certain Lighting Products

Friday, May 28th, 2010

On May 26, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Lighting Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-719). The investigation is based on a May 3, 2010 complaint and a May 24, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Blumberg Industries, Inc. d/b/a Fine Art […]

Federal Circuit Issues Opinion in Vizio Appeal

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Further to our November 27, 2009 post, on May 26, 2010, the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Vizio, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, No. 2009-1386.  In the decision, the Federal Circuit affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part the International Trade Commission’s (“the Commission”) final determination in Certain Digital Televisions and Certain Products Containing Same and Methods of […]

Federal Circuit Vacates and Remands in Deere Appeal (2009-1016)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

On May 26, 2010, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Deere & Co. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, No. 2009-1016.  This was an appeal from the ITC’s final determination in Certain Agricultural Vehicles & Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-487) that the sales of European-version John Deere harvesters in the U.S. by Intervenors Bourdeau Bros., Inc., […]

Hewlett-Packard Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Inkjet Ink Cartridges

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

On May 25, 2010, Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California, and Hewlett-Packard Development Company (“HPDC”), L.P. of Houston, Texas (collectively, “HP”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that MicroJet Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan (“MicroJet”), Asia Pacific Microsystems, Inc. of Taiwan (“APM”), Mipo Technology […]

ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To ViewSonic Corporation In Certain Display Devices (337-TA-713)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

On May 25, 2010, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 6 in Certain Display Devices, Including Digital Televisions and Monitors (Inv. No. 337-TA-713).  In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Sony Corporation and Respondent ViewSonic Corporation (“ViewSonic”) to terminate the investigation as to ViewSonic based on a settlement agreement.

ALJ Charneski Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Rasco GmbH In Certain Machine Vision Software (337-TA-680)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

On May 26, 2010, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued Order No. 66 in Certain Machine Vision Software, Machine Vision Systems, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-680).  In the Order, ALJ Charneski granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Cognex Corporation and Cognex Technology & Investment Corporation and Respondent Rasco GmbH (“Rasco”) to terminate […]

ALJ Charneski Denies Motion To Preclude Expert Testimony In Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-617)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

On May 24, 2010, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued the public version of Order No. 21 (dated January 21, 2010) in connection with the enforcement proceeding in Certain Digital Televisions and Certain Products Containing Same and Methods of Using Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-617).  The Order denied Complainants Funai Electric Co., Ltd. and Funai Corporation, Inc.’s […]

ALJ Gildea Sets Target Date In Certain Electronic Paper Towel Dispensing Devices (337-TA-718)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

On May 24, 2010, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 2: Notice of Ground Rules and Setting Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedule in Certain Electronic Paper Towel Dispensing Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-718). In the Order, ALJ Gildea set September 21, 2011 as the target date for […]