Archive for June, 2013

Pragmatus Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets

Friday, June 28th, 2013

On June 27, 2013, Pragmatus Mobile, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia (“Pragmatus”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Pantech Co., Ltd. of South Korea and Pantech Wireless, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (collectively, “Pantech”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within […]

ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation Based On Settlement Agreement In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

On June 10, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 129 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). According to the Order, Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. (“Hitachi”) and Respondent Bunting Magnetics Co. (“Bunting”) filed a joint motion […]

ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps (337-TA-872)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

On June 11, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 20 in Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps, Products Containing Same and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-872). According to the Order, Complainants Neptun Light Inc. and Andrezj Bobel and Respondent Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (“TCP”) filed a motion to terminate the investigation based on a […]

ITC Issues Public Version Of Opinion Affirming No Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Devices For Improving Uniformity Used In A Backlight Module (337-TA-805)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

On May 17, 2013, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion in Certain Devices for Improving Uniformity Used in a Backlight Module and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (337-TA-805). By way of background, the Complainants in this matter are Industrial Technology Research Institute and ITRI International, Inc. (collectively, […]

ALJ Rogers Issues Notice Of Initial Determination Finding Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Rubber Resins (337-TA-849)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

On June 17, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued a notice regarding his Initial Determination (“ID”) on violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination (“RD”) on remedy and bond in Certain Rubber Resins and Processes for Manufacturing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-849). By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 21, 2012 […]

ITC Launches Pilot Program Using Early Disposition Of Key Issues To Lessen Litigation Costs

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

On June 24, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“ITC” or the “Commission”) issued a press release stating that the Commission has launched a pilot program “to test whether early rulings on certain dispositive issues in some section 337 investigations could limit unnecessary litigation.” According to the release, when determining whether or not to institute an […]

ALJ Essex Denies Respondents’ Motion To Compel Privileged Documents In Certain Optoelectronic Devices For Fiber Optic Communications (337-TA-860)

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

On June 12, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 12 (dated April 17, 2013) in Certain Optoelectronic Devices for Fiber Optic Communications, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-860). According to the Order, Respondents filed a joint motion to compel Complainants Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. […]

ITC Terminates Investigation And Issues General Exclusion Order And Cease And Desist Orders After Finding Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices (337-TA-823)

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

On June 17, 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 that Respondents LELO Inc.; PHE, Inc. d/b/a Adam & Eve; Nalpac Enterprises, Ltd.; E.T.C. Inc.; Honey’s Place Inc.; and Lover’s Lane & Co. violated Section 337 […]

ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Dell In Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices (337-TA-841)

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

On June 19, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 46 in Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841). In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Technology Properties Limited LLC and Respondent Dell Inc. (“Dell”) to terminate the investigation […]

ALJ Rogers Terminates Investigation In Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products (337-TA-875)

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

On June 19, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 8 in Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-875).  According to the Order, Complainant Neology, Inc. and Respondents Federal Signal Corporation, Federal Signal Technologies, LLC, Sirit Corp., and 3M Company filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation […]