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On December 29, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice in Certain Hemostatic Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-913).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Baxter alleging violation of Section 337 by Ethicon, Inc. and Ferrosan Medical Devices A/S (collectively, the "Respondents") in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain hemostatic products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,303,981; 8,512,729; 6,066,325; 8,357,378; and 8,603,511 (collectively, the "Asserted Patents").  See our March 5, 2014 and April 4, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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Dec
30
On December 23, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the "Commission") issued a notice determining that a Section 337 violation has occurred in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-890). The Commission also issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders directed to domestic respondents.
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Dec
29
On December 19, 2014, Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California ("Cisco") filed a complaint (see part 1 and part 2) requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Arista Networks, Inc. of Santa Clara, California ("Arista") unlawfully imports into the U.S., sells for importation, sells within the U.S. after importation, and/or uses within the U.S. after importation certain networking equipment and components and software thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,023,853 (the '853 patent), 6,377,577 (the '577 patent), 7,460,492 (the '492 patent), 7,061,875 (the '875 patent), 7,224,668 (the '668 patent), and 8,051,211 (the '211 patent) (collectively, the "asserted patents").
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Dec
29
On December 19, 2014, Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California ("Cisco") filed a complaint (see part 1 and part 2) requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Arista Networks, Inc. of Santa Clara, California ("Arista") unlawfully imports into the U.S., sells for importation, sells within the U.S. after importation, and/or uses within the U.S. after importation certain networking equipment and components and software thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,162,537 (the '537 patent), 8,356,296 (the '296 patent), 7,290,164 (the '164 patent), 7,340,597 (the '597 patent), 6,741,592 (the '592 patent), and 7,200,145 (the '145 patent) (collectively, the "asserted patents").
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Dec
29
On December 23, 2014, Epson Portland Inc. of Hillsboro, Oregon, Epson America, Inc. of Long Beach, California, and Seiko Epson Corp. of Japan (collectively, " Seiko Epson") 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 import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain unauthorized, aftermarket ink cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,366,233 (the '233 patent), 8,454,116 (the '116 patent), 8,794,749 (the '749 patent), 8,801,163 (the '163 patent), and 8,882,513 (the '513 patent) (collectively, the "asserted patents"):
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Dec
26
On December 22, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 17 in Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments (Inv. No. 337-TA-930).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 18, 2014 complaint filed by RevoLaze, LLC and TechnoLines, LL alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain laser abraded denim garments that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,990,444; 6,140,602; 6,252,196; 6,664,505; 6,819,972; and 6,858,815.  See our August 19, 2014 and September 19, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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Dec
26
On November 28, 2014 and December 1, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued public versions of Order Nos. 37, 41, 44–48 in Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-910).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 28, 2014 complaint filed by Cresta Technology Corp. ("Complainant") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain television sets, television receivers, television tuners, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,075,585, 7,265,792, and 7,251,466.  See our January 30, 2014 and March 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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Dec
26
On December 23, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets III (Inv. No. 337-TA-942).

The investigation is based on a November 24, 2014 complaint filed by Pragmatus Mobile, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless devices, including mobile phones and tablets that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,466,795.  See our November 28, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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Dec
24
On December 23, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems On A Chip, And Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-941).

The investigation is based on a November 21, 2014 complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC of Austin, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain graphics processing units, systems on a chip, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,147,385; 6,173,349; 7,056,776; and 7,804,734.  See our November 26, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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23
On December 16, 2014, the International Trade Commission ("the Commission") issued a notice determining to review the final initial determination ("ID") on sanctions in Certain Opaque Polymers (Inv. No. 337-TA-883).

By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by Rohm and Haas Company, Rohm and Haas Chemicals, and The Dow Chemical Company (collectively, "Dow") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain opaque polymers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,020,435; 6,252,004; 7,435,783; and 7,803,878.  See our May 22, 2013 and June 20, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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