2017
By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Dec
29
On December 22, 2017, Neptune Subsea Acquisitions Ltd. of the United Kingdom, Neptune Subsea IP Ltd. of the United Kingdom, and Xtera, Inc. of Allen, Texas (“Xtera”) (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 import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain subsea telecommunication systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,380,068 (the ’068 patent), 7,860,403 (the ’403 patent), 8,971,171 (the ’171 patent), 8,351,798 (the ’798 patent), and 8,406,637 (the ’637 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Dec
28
On December 21, 2017, BiTMICRO, LLC of Reston, Virginia (“BiTMICRO”) filed a complaint (part 1 and part 2) 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 solid state storage drives, stacked electronic components, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,826,243 (the ’243 patent), 6,529,416 (the ’416 patent), 9,135,190 (the ’190 patent), and 8,093,103 (the ’103 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
22
On December 14, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Color Intraoral Scanners and Related Hardware and Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-1091).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 14, 2017 complaint filed by Align Technology, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain color intraoral scanners and related hardware and software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,363,228; 8,451,456; 8,675,207; 9,101,433; 6,948,931; and 6,685,470. See our November 14, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
21
On December 20, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 27 in Certain Consumer Electronic Devices, Including Televisions, Gaming Consoles, Mobile Phones and Tablets, and Network-Enabled DVD and Blu-Ray Players (Inv. No. 337-TA-1060).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 9, 2017 complaint filed by ARRIS Enterprises LLC of Suwanee, Georgia alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation of certain consumer electronic devices, including televisions, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets, and network-enabled DVD and Blu-Ray players that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,473,858; 6,934,148; 7,113,502; 7,752,564; 8,300,156; and 9,521,466. See our May 11, 2017 and June 9, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Dec
20
On December 15, 2017, Newpark Mats & Integrated Services LLC of The Woodlands, Texas (“Newpark”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Checkers Industrial Products, LLC of Broomfield, Colorado, Checkers Safety Group UK LTD of the United Kingdom, and Zigma Ground Solutions LTD of the United Kingdom (collectively, “Checkers”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain load supporting systems, including composite mat systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,511,257 (the ’257 patent) and 6,695,527 (the ’527 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
19
On December 18, 2017, ALJ Shaw issued Order No. 6 in Certain Glucosylated Steviol Glycosides and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1085).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 20, 2017 complaint filed by PureCircle USA Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois and PureCircle Sdn Bhd of Malaysia alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain glucosylated steviol glycosides and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,420,815. See our October 27, 2017 and November 27, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
18
On December 18, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice regarding its final determination in Certain L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan Products, and Their Methods of Production (Inv. No. 337-TA-1005).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2016 complaint filed by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Ajinomoto Heartland Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,666,655 and 6,180,373. See our May 10, 2016 and June 13, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
15
On December 14, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 5 in Certain Amorphous Metal and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1078).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2017 complaint filed by Metglas, Inc. of Conway, South Carolina and Hitachi Metals, Ltd. of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain amorphous metal and products containing same, including amorphous metal ribbon (“AMR”) and amorphous cores made from such AMR, that were manufactured using Complainants’ misappropriated trade secrets. See our September 21, 2017 and October 26, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
14
On December 12, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 in Certain Wafer-Level Packaging Semiconductor Devices and Products Containing Same (Including Cellular Telephones, Tablets, Laptops, and Notebooks) and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1080).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 28, 2017 complaint filed by Tessera Advanced Technologies, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain wafer-level packaging semiconductor devices and products containing same (including cellular telephones, tablets, laptops, and notebooks) and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,784,557 and 6,954,001. See our October 6, 2017 and November 7, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
13
On December 13, 2017, ALJ Lord Dee Lord issued Order No. 8 in Certain LED Lighting Devices, LED Power Supplies, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1081).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 21, 2017 complaint filed by Philips Lighting North America Corp. and Philips Lighting Holding B.V. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain LED lighting devices, LED power supplies, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,586,890; 7,038,399; 7,256,554; 7,262,559; and 8,070,328. See our September 29, 2017 and November 8, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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