Archive for May, 2012

ALJ Pender Rules On Discovery Motions In Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices (337-TA-796)

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

On May 23, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public versions of Order No. 12 (dated February 6, 2012), Order No. 14 (dated February 14, 2012), Order No. 15 (dated February 17, 2012), Order No. 18 (dated May 9, 2012), and Order No. 19 (dated May 11, 2012) in Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices […]

ALJ Shaw Issues Recommended Determination On Remedy And Bonding In Certain Gaming And Entertainment Consoles (337-TA-752)

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

On May 18, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of the Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bonding (“RD”) (dated May 7, 2012) in Certain Gaming and Entertainment Consoles, Related Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-745). By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by Motorola Mobility, Inc. […]

ALJ Pender Issues Public Version Of Initial Determination Finding A Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Wireless Communication Devices (337-TA-745)

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

On May 16, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version of the Initial Determination (“ID”) (dated April 24, 2012) in Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-745).  Due to the size of the ID, we have split the file into part 1 and […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-844) Regarding Certain Drill Bits

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

On May 29, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Drill Bits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-844). The investigation is based on an April 25, 2012 complaint filed by Boart Longyear Company and Longyear TM, Inc.—both of South Jordan, Utah […]

ALJ Pender Issues Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in Certain Wireless Communication Devices (337-TA-745)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

On May 21, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version of the Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond (“RD”) (dated May 9, 2012) 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 […]

ALJ Gildea Issues Claim Construction Order In Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices, And Tablet Computers (337-TA-794)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

On May 16, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 63 (dated May 10, 2012) construing disputed terms of the asserted patent claims at issue in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, and Tablet Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-794). By way of background, the […]

ALJ Shaw Grants Motion Relating To Requests For Admissions In Certain Electric Fireplaces (337-TA-791/826)

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

On May 25, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 16 in Certain Electric Fireplaces, Components Thereof, Manuals for Same, and Products Containing Same, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same, and Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-791/826). In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a motion filed by Complainants Twin-Star International, Inc. […]

ALJ Bullock Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation As To Haier In Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (337-TA-820)

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

On May 24, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order Nos. 18 and 19 in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Control Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-820).  In Order No. 18, ALJ Bullock granted a motion filed by Respondent Haier America Trading, LLC (“Haier America”) to terminate the investigation based on the entry […]

ALJ Pender Sets Target Date In Certain Food Waste Disposers (337-TA-838)

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Further to our April 18, 2012 post, on May 24, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Food Waste Disposers and Components and Packaging Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-838). According to the Order, ALJ Pender set August 20, 2013 as the target date (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the […]

To Quash Or Not To Quash – That Is One Of The Questions (Among Many) To Ask When Served With A Third-Party Subpoena From The ITC

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The U.S. International Trade Commission’s (“ITC”) popularity as a venue for deciding intellectual property disputes continues to rise.  Even if a company is not named as a respondent, the increasing number of investigations at the ITC bring an increased possibility of being served with third-party subpoenas.  While no entity looks forward to being involved with […]