Archive for April, 2012

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-842) Regarding Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices

Monday, April 30th, 2012

On April 27, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices, Related Software and Firmware, and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-842). The investigation is based on a March 29, 2012 complaint and an April 18, […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-841) Regarding Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices

Monday, April 30th, 2012

On April 27, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841). The investigation is based on a March 27, 2012 complaint and April 11 and 16, 2012 letters […]

ALJ Bullock Denies Motion For Leave To File A Supplemental Notice of Prior Art In Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-789)

Monday, April 30th, 2012

On April 24, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 40 (dated April 12, 2012) in Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-789).  In the Order, ALJ Bullock denied Respondents Coby Electronics America, Inc., Sceptre, Inc. and Westinghouse Digital, LLC’s (collectively, “Respondents”) motion for leave to file a […]

ALJ Bullock Denies Summary Determination Motions In Certain Computer Forensic Devices (337-TA-799)

Monday, April 30th, 2012

On April 24, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order Nos. 39-41 in Certain Computer Forensic Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-799) denying various summary determination motions. According to Order No. 39, ALJ Bullock denied a motion for summary determination filed by the Commission Investigative Staff (“OUII”) arguing that no domestic […]

ALJ Essex Denies Summary Determination Motion Of Invalidity Based On Indefiniteness In Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices (337-TA-788)

Monday, April 30th, 2012

On April 20, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 18 denying Respondents Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and Imation Corp.’s (collectively, “Respondents”) motion for summary determination of invalidity of claims 1 and 10 of U.S. Patent No. 7,039,759 (the ‘759 patent) based on indefiniteness in Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices, Including […]

ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Strike Second Notice Of Prior Art In Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices, And Tablet Computers (337-TA-794)

Monday, April 30th, 2012

On April 16, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 56 granting Complainants Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC’s (collectively, “Samsung”) motion to strike Respondent Apple Inc.’s (“Apple”) notice of prior art in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices, And Tablet Computers (Inv. No. […]

ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Compel In Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices, And Tablet Computers (337-TA-794)

Monday, April 30th, 2012

On April 17, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 45 (dated March 23, 2012) in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, and Tablet Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-794). In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted Respondent Apple Inc.’s (“Apple”) motion to compel Complainants Samsung […]

ITC Issues Second Remand Opinion In Certain Agricultural Vehicles (337-TA-487)

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Further to our January 23, 2012 post, on April 23, 2012, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion finding on remand that Respondents Bourdeau Bros., Inc., OK Enterprises, and Sunova Implement Co. (collectively, the “Bourdeau Respondents”) have violated Section 337 through gray market sales of self-propelled forage harvesters that […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-840) Regarding Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Devices

Friday, April 27th, 2012

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-840). The investigation is based on a March 23, 2012 complaint, a March 30, 2012 corrected complaint, and an April 16, 2012 amended […]

ALJ Pender Issues Sanctions Order Against Apple In Certain Wireless Communication Devices (337-TA-745)

Friday, April 27th, 2012

On April 24, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 34 assessing sanctions against Respondent Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) in Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers, and Components Thereof (337-TA-745). By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by Motorola Mobility, Inc. (“MMI”) alleging violation of […]