Archive for June, 2012

Did You Know … The America Invents Act (AIA) May Lead To Stays Of Section 337 Investigations Pending The Completion Of New Post Grant Proceedings?

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Historically, stays of Section 337 actions pending the resolution of patent reexaminations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) have rarely been granted.  But on September 16, 2012, new post-grant proceedings—Post Grant Review (PGR), Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents (TPCBMP), and Inter Partes Review (IPR)—will become available to the public pursuant to […]

Commissioner Williamson Named Chairman Of ITC

Friday, June 29th, 2012

On June 25, 2012, the ITC issued a press release announcing that Irving A. Williamson has been designated by President Obama as Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission. According to the press release: President Barack Obama has designated Irving A. Williamson, a Democrat of New York, as Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission […]

ALJ Gildea Rules On Motion To Strike Notice Of Prior Art And Motion For Leave To File Amended Notice Of Prior Art In Certain Electronic Devices With Graphics Data Processing Systems (337-TA-813)

Friday, June 29th, 2012

On June 27, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 18 (dated May 23, 2012) in Certain Electronic Devices with Graphics Data Processing Systems, Components Thereof, and Associated Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-813).  In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted Complainants S3 Graphics Co., Ltd. and S3 Graphics, Inc.’s (collectively, “S3G”) motion […]

ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Compel In Certain Computer Forensic Devices (337-TA-799)

Friday, June 29th, 2012

On June 26, 2012, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 44 (dated May 1, 2012) granting Complainant’s motion to compel product samples and source code in Certain Computer Forensic Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-799). By way of background, the investigation is based on a July 22, 2011 complaint filed by MyKey […]

ObjectVideo Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Video Analytics Software

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

On June 27, 2012, ObjectVideo, Inc. of Reston, Virginia (“ObjectVideo”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Pelco, Inc. of Clovis, California (“Pelco”) unlawfully imports into the U.S., sells for importation, and/or sells within the U.S. after importation certain video analytics software, systems, components […]

ALJ Bullock Grants Motion to Terminate Investigation In Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-789)

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

On June 26, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 71 in Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-789).  In Order No. 71, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant VIZIO, Inc. (“Vizio”) and Respondent Curtis International Ltd. (“Curtis”) to terminate the investigation based on a Settlement and License […]

ALJ Rogers Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Drill Bits (337-TA-844)

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Further to our May 30, 2012, June 11, 2012, and June 13, 2012 posts, on June 27, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 8 in Certain Drill Bits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-844). In the Order, ALJ Rogers set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for […]

ITC Decides To Review In Part Initial Determination In Certain Wireless Communication Devices (337-TA-745)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

On June 25, 2012, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice determining to review in part an Initial Determination (“ID”) issued by ALJ Thomas B. Pender on April 24, 2012 finding a violation of Section 337 in Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-850) Regarding Certain Electronic Imaging Devices

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

On June 25, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Imaging Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-850). The investigation is based on a May 23, 2012 complaint filed by FlashPoint Technology, Inc. of Peterborough, New Hampshire alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation […]

ALJ Bullock Grants Motions to Terminate Investigation In Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-789)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

On June 25, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order Nos. 69 and 70 in Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-789).  In Order No. 69, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant VIZIO, Inc. (“Vizio”) and Respondent Sceptre, Inc. (“Sceptre”) to terminate the investigation based on a Patent License […]