Archive for March, 2013

ResMed Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems

Friday, March 29th, 2013

On March 28, 2013, ResMed Corp. of San Diego, California, ResMed Inc. of San Diego, California, and ResMed Ltd. of Australia (collectively, “ResMed”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Apex Medical Corp. of Taiwan and Apex Medical USA Corp. of Brea, California (collectively, […]

ALJ Essex Sets Date For Early Domestic Industry Submissions In Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging (337-TA-874)

Friday, March 29th, 2013

On March 28, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging, Laminated Packaging, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-874). In the Order, ALJ Essex first recognized the ITC’s instructions in the Notice of Investigation to “hold an early evidentiary hearing, find facts, and issue an early decision, as […]

ALJ Gildea Grants Complainant’s Motion To Terminate Investigation Based On Withdrawal Of Complaint In Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (337-TA-834)

Friday, March 29th, 2013

On March 27, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 35 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (Inv. No. 337-TA-834). In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a motion filed by Complainant Immersion Corporation to terminate this investigation on the basis of its withdrawal of the complaint.

ALJ Bullock Finds That Respondent Waived Invalidity Defense In Certain Ink Application Devices (337-TA-832)

Friday, March 29th, 2013

On March 26, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 27 denying Respondent T-Tech Tattoo Device, Inc.’s (“T-Tech”) motion for summary determination that claims 1 and 19 of U.S. Patent No. 6,505,530 are invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 112 in Certain Ink Application Devices and Components Thereof and Methods of Using Same (Inv. […]

ALJ Bullock Issues Notice Of Remand Initial Determination In Certain Automated Media Library Devices (337-TA-746)

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

On March 26, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the remand initial determination on violation of Section 337 in Certain Automated Media Library Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-746). By way of background, the complainant in this matter is Overland Storage, Inc. and the remaining respondents are BDT AG, BDT-Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, BDT Products, […]

U.S. Court Of International Trade Grants Motion For Summary Judgment In Corning Gilbert Challenge (11-00511)

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

On February 1, 2013, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) issued its opinion granting Plaintiff Corning Gilbert Inc.’s (“Corning”) motion for summary judgment in Corning Gilbert Inc. v. United States (11-00511). By way of general background, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) is tasked with enforcing both limited exclusion orders (“LEO”) and general exclusion […]

ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855)

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

On March 26, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 88 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855).  According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. (collectively, “Hitachi”) and […]

ITC Decides To Review Initial Determination And Extend Target Date In Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices (337-TA-823)

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

On March 25, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-823).  In the notice, the Commission determined to review ALJ Thomas B. Pender’s final initial determination (“ID”) in its entirety, and to extent the target date for completion of the investigation by two […]

ALJ Bullock Rules On Motions To Compel In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855)

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

On March 25, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 87 and the public version of Order No. 75 (dated March 11, 2013) in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-875) Regarding Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

On March 26, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-875). The investigation is based on a February 22, 2013 complaint and a March 7, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Neology, […]