Archive for April, 2013

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-879) Regarding Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

 On April 26, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-879). The investigation is based on a March 28, 2013 complaint and April 19, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by ResMed Corp. […]

ITC Issues Opinion Reversing Initial Determinations And Remanding For Further Proceedings In Certain Wiper Blades (337-TA-816)

Monday, April 29th, 2013

On April 24, 2013, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued its opinion in Certain Wiper Blades (Inv. No. 337-TA-816).  In the opinion, the Commission reversed two of Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock’s Initial Determinations (“ID”).  By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by Robert Bosch LLC (“Bosch”) alleging violation […]

ALJ Bullock Issues Public Version Of Remand Determination Finding No Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Automated Media Library Devices (337-TA-746)

Monday, April 29th, 2013

On April 23, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of the Remand Initial Determination (the “Remand ID”) (dated March 26, 2013) finding no 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. (“Overland”) and […]

ALJ Rogers Rules On Motion To Strike Complainants’ Interrogatory Responses And Expert Reports In Certain Rubber Resins (337-TA-849)

Friday, April 26th, 2013

On April 12, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 36 (dated March 5, 2013) in Certain Rubber Resins and Processes for Manufacturing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-849). According to the Order, Respondents filed a motion to strike a supplemental interrogatory response filed by Complainant SI Group, Inc. (“SI Group”) […]

ALJ Shaw Denies Motions For Summary Determination In Certain Audiovisual Components (337-TA-837)

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

On April 12, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 77 (dated March 20, 2013) denying five motions for summary determination filed by Respondents in Certain Audiovisual Components and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-837).  By way of background, the investigation is based on a March 2, 2012 complaint and March 28, 2012 […]

ALJ Gildea Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Integrated Circuit Devices (337-TA-873)

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Further to our March 14, 2013 and March 25, 2013 posts, on April 19, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 4 in Certain Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-873). In the Order, ALJ Gildea set the procedural schedule for the investigation and provided for the early exchange of […]

ITC Issues Article Regarding Statistics On Section 337 Investigations With Emphasis On NPE Activity

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

On April 15, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“ITC” or the “Commission”) issued an article highlighting the sustained increase in the agency’s Section 337 caseload over the last five years and providing detailed statistics regarding the use of Section 337 investigations by non-practicing entities (“NPEs”). According to the article, the number of new Section 337 […]

ALJ Shaw Denies Motion To Amend Complaint And Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation Based On Lack Of Standing In Certain Devices With Secure Communication Capabilities (337-TA-818)

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

On April 9, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public versions of Orders No. 14 and 15 (both dated July 18, 2012) in Certain Devices with Secure Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-818). According to Order No. 14, Complainant VirnetX, Inc. (“VirnetX”) filed a “Renewed Motion for Leave […]

ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Strike And Denies Motion To Quash In Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710)

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

On April 10, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public versions of Order No. 128 (dated November 1, 2012) and Order No. 129 (dated November 7, 2012) in Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-710). According to Order No. 128, Complainant Apple Inc. (“Apple”) moved to strike Respondents […]

ALJ Shaw Denies Request For In-Person Conference On Proposed Motion In Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps (337-TA-872)

Friday, April 19th, 2013

On April 17, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 12 in Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps, Products Containing Same and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-872).  In the Order, ALJ Shaw denied Respondents Satco Products, Inc. (“Satco”) and Maxlite, Inc.’s (“Maxlite”) request for “a date for an in-person conference with respect to a motion […]