Archive for May, 2011

ALJ Rogers Rules on Motions Regarding Discovery, Summary Determination, and Expert Reports In Certain Flash Memory Chips (337-TA-735)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

On May 25, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued public versions of several orders granting Respondent Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s (“Samsung”) motion to compel Complainant Spansion LLC’s (“Spansion”) to produce corporate testimony regarding its products; granting-in-part Respondents’ motion to strike portions of a Spansion initial expert report; granting-in-part Spansion’s motion to supplement an expert […]

ITC Decides To Review In Part Initial Determination In Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-701)

Friday, May 27th, 2011

On May 26, 2011, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice determining to review in part an Initial Determination (“ID”) issued by ALJ E. James Gildea on March 25, 2011 finding no violation of Section 337 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players, and Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-701). By way […]

ALJ Rogers Denies Motion to Compel Plant Inspections In Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices (337-TA-741/749)

Friday, May 27th, 2011

On May 25, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 12C (dated April 19, 2011) in Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices, Including Monitors, Televisions, and Modules, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-741/749). According to the Order, Complainants Thomson Licensing SAS and Thomson Licensing LLC (collectively, “Thomson”) filed a motion […]

Otter Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Protective Cases

Friday, May 27th, 2011

On May 25, 2011, Otter Products, LLC of Fort Collins, Colorado (“Otter”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain protective cases […]

ALJ Gildea Rules On Motions In Certain Wind And Solar-Powered Light Posts And Street Lamps (337-TA-736)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

On May 25, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order No. 13 and Order No. 14 (both dated May 11, 2011) in Certain Wind and Solar-Powered Light Posts and Street Lamps (Inv. No. 337-TA-736).  Order No. 13 denied Respondents Gus Power Incorporated (“Gus Power”), Efston Science, Inc., The StressCrete Group (“StressCrete”), […]

ALJ Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Video Game Systems and Wireless Controllers (337-TA-770)

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Further to our April 21, 2011 and May 3, 2011 posts, on May 24, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 6: Setting Procedural Schedule in Certain Video Game Systems and Wireless Controllers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-770). By way of background, the Complainants in this matter are Creative Kingdoms, LLC of Wakefield, […]

Federal Circuit Affirms-In-Part, Vacates-In-Part, and Remands In Tessera Appeal (2010-1176)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

On May 23, 2011, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Tessera, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, (2010-1176).  This was an appeal by Tessera, Inc. (“Tessera”) from the International Trade Commission’s (the “Commission”) final determination in Certain Semiconductor Chips With Minimized Chip Package Size and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-630) that Elpida Memory, Inc. […]

ALJ Luckern Grants-In-Part Motion To Compel In Certain Vaginal Ring Birth Control Devices (337-TA-768)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

On May 23, 2011, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Order No. 9 in Certain Vaginal Ring Birth Control Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-768). According to the Order, Complainant Femina Pharma Incorporated (“Femina”) moved to compel Respondents Merck & Co., Inc., Schering Plough Corporation, Organon Inc., and N.V. Organon (collectively, “Merck”) to respond to interrogatories relating […]

ALJ Gildea Sets Target Date In Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices (337-TA-773)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Further to our May 17, 2011 post, on May 23, 2011, 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 Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-773). In […]

ALJ Essex Issues Claim Construction Order In Certain Mobile Devices (337-TA-744)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

On May 17, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 6 (dated April 22, 2011) in Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-744).  In the Order, ALJ Essex construed various claim terms in connection with the asserted U.S. Patent Nos. 5,579,517 (the ‘517 patent), 5,758,352 (the […]