Archive for December, 2010

ALJ Charneski Rules On Motions For Summary Determination In Certain Flash Memory (337-TA-685)

Friday, December 31st, 2010

On December 22, 2010, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued the public versions of Order No. 44 (dated November 30, 2010), Order No. 45 (dated November 30, 2010), and Order No. 47 (dated December 1, 2010) in Certain Flash Memory and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-685). In Order No. 44, ALJ Charneski granted Complainant Samsung […]

ALJ Gildea Rules On Motion To Add Prosecution Bar To Protective Order In Certain Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems (337-TA-724)

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

On December 29, 2010, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 12 (dated December 3, 2010), denying Respondent Apple Inc.’s (“Apple”) motion to amend the Protective Order by adding a prosecution bar in Certain Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems, Components Thereof, and Associated Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-724). According to the […]

ALJ Charneski Rules On Motion To Preclude Asserting Infringement Under Doctrine Of Equivalents In Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710)

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

On December 22, 2010, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued Order No. 69, denying Respondents HTC Corp., HTC America, Inc. and Exedia, Inc.’s (collectively, “HTC”) and Respondents Nokia Corp. and Nokia, Inc.’s (collectively, “Nokia”) motion to preclude Complainants Apple Inc. and NeXT Software Inc. (collectively, “Apple”) from asserting infringement under the doctrine of equivalents in Certain […]

ALJ Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Automated Media Library Devices (337-TA-746)

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

On December 22, 2010, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 6 in Certain Automated Media Library Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-746). In the Order, ALJ Bullock determined that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on September 1, 2011, the Initial Determination is due on November 23, 2011, and the target date for completion […]

Microsoft Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Game Devices

Monday, December 27th, 2010

On December 23, 2010, Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington (“Microsoft”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Datel Design and Development Ltd., Datel Direct Ltd., Datel Holdings Ltd., and Datel Electronics Ltd. — all of the United Kingdom — and Datel Design and Development […]

Federal Circuit Affirms in Spansion Appeal (2009-1460, -1461, -1462, -1465)

Monday, December 27th, 2010

On December 21, 2010, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Spansion, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, (2009-1460, -1461, -1462, -1465).  The Federal Circuit affirmed in all respects the ITC’s determinations, including those on infringement and the issuance of exclusion and cease and desist orders. By way of background, on April 17, 2007, Tessera, Inc. […]

ITC Decides Not To Review Initial Determination Finding No Violation In Certain Flash Memory Chips (337-TA-664)

Friday, December 24th, 2010

On December 23, 2010, the International Trade Commission issued a notice determining not to review an Initial Determination (“ID”) issued by ALJ Charles E. Bullock on October 22, 2010 in Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-664). By way of background, the Complainants in this investigation are Spansion, Inc. and Spansion […]

ALJ Rogers Issues Initial Determination In Certain MEMS Devices (337-TA-700)

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

On December 23, 2010, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination on Violation (“ID”) in Certain MEMS Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-700). By way of background, the Complainant in this matter is Analog Devices, Inc.  The Respondents are Knowles Electronics LLC (“Knowles”) and Mouser Electronics, Inc. According […]

ALJ Luckern Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices (337-TA-745)

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

On December 23, 2010, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Order No. 5 in Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices, Computers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-745). In the Order, ALJ Luckern set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for the early exchange of claim construction terms and […]

ALJ Charneski Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Print-Rite In Certain Toner Cartridges (337-TA-740)

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

On December 23, 2010, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued Order No. 11 in Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-740). In the Order, ALJ Charneski granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Lexmark International, Inc. and Respondent Print-Rite Holdings Ltd. to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.