Archive for May, 2013

ALJ Bullock Denies Motion For Summary Determination Of Noninfringement And Motion In Limine In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855)

Friday, May 31st, 2013

On May 29, 2013, Chief ALJ Bullock issued Order Nos.115 and 119 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). According to Order No. 115, Respondent Bunting Magnetics Co. (“Bunting”) filed a motion in limine to exclude evidence related to non-parties affiliated with Bunting.  ALJ Bullock […]

ITC Decides To Review Remand Initial Determination In Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices (337-TA-796)

Friday, May 31st, 2013

On May 28, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-796).  In the notice, the Commission determined to review ALJ Thomas B. Pender’s remand initial determination (“Remand ID”) in its entirety, requested briefing from the parties on certain issues under review, […]

ITC Issues Final Determination Of No Violation In Certain Automated Media Library Devices (337-TA-746)

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

On May 28, 2013, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice determining to modify in part Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock’s Remand Initial Determination (“RID”) finding no violation of Section 337 in Certain Automated Media Library Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-746).  The Commission terminated the investigation with a finding of no violation. By way […]

ALJ Bullock Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Linear Actuators (337-TA-880)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Further to our May 3, 2013 post, on May 23, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Linear Actuators (Inv. No. 337-TA-880). In the Order, ALJ Bullock set September 5, 2014 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).  In […]

ALJ Pender Sets Target Date For Enforcement and Modification Proceedings In Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps (337-TA-830)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Further to our April 11, 2013 post, on May 21, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-830). According to the Order, ALJ Pender set the target date for completion of this enforcement/modification proceeding as February 26, 2014.  ALJ Pender also determined that […]

ALJ Gildea Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) (337-TA-876)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Further to our April 10, 2013 and May 3, 2013 posts, on May 17, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 4 in Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-876). In the Order, ALJ Gildea set the procedural schedule for the investigation and provided for the early exchange of […]

Nokia Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Portable Electronic Communications Devices, Including Mobile Phones

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

On May 23, 2013, Nokia Corporation of Finland and Nokia Inc. of Sunnyvale, California (collectively, “Nokia”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that HTC Corporation of Taiwan and HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington (collectively, “HTC”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, […]

ITC Adopts Final Rules Regarding Scope Of Discovery

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

On May 21, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) published its Final Rules, amending its Rules of Practice and Procedure. The purpose behind the Commission’s new rules is “to reduce expensive, inefficient, unjustified, or unnecessary discovery practices in agency proceedings while preserving the opportunity for fair and efficient discovery for all parties.”  See recent ITC […]

ITC Institutes Enforcement Proceedings in Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices (337-TA-854)

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

On May 20, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice and order instituting enforcement proceedings in Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, System and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-854).  By way of background, on April 10, 2013, BriarTek IP, Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia (“BriarTek”) filed an enforcement complaint alleging that DeLorme […]

Rohm and Haas and Dow File New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Opaque Polymers

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

On May 20, 2013, Rohm and Haas Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and The Dow Chemical Company of Midland, Michigan (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully […]