2019
By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
17
On July 12, 2019, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice of Initial Determination on Violation in Certain Microfluidic Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1100).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 11, 2018 complaint filed by 10X Genomics, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. of Hercules, California for unlawfully importing into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain microfluidic systems, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,644,204 (the ’204 patent), 9,689,024 (the ’024 patent), 9,695,468 (the ’468 patent), and 9,856,530 (the ’530 patent).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
16
On July 12, 2019, ALJ Clark S. Cheney issued a notice of Initial Determination on Violation in Certain Convertible Sofas and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1122).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 4, 2018 complaint filed by Sauder Manufacturing Co. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain convertible sofas and components thereof by Krug, Inc. that infringe U.S. Design Patent No. 716,576.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
15
On July 12, 2019, Dynamics Inc. of Cheswick, Pennsylvania (“Dynamics”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. of South Korea and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey (collectively, “Samsung”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain mobile devices with multifunction emulators that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,827,153; 10,032,100; 10,223,631; and 10,255,545.
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By John Presper and Monica Yoon
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Jun
20
On June 20, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products, Systems, and Components (Inv. No. 337-TA-1163).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a April 30, 2019 complaint filed by Lighting Science Group Corporation of West Warwick, Rhode Island, Healthe, Inc. of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and Global Value Lighting, LLC of West Warwick, Rhode Island 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 electronic nicotine delivery systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,098,483, 7,095,053, 7,528,421, 8,506,118, 8,674,608, 8,201,968, 8,967,844, and 8,672,518.
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By John Presper and Monica Yoon
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Jun
05
On May 30, 2019, Illinois Tool Works Inc. of Glenview, Illinois (“ITW”), Vesta Global Limited of Hong Kong (“Vesta Global”), Vesta (Guangzhou) Catering Equipment Co., Ltd. of China (“Vesta”), and Admiral Craft Equipment Corp. of Westbury, New York (“Adcraft”) (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
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By John Presper and Monica Yoon
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Jun
04
On May 31, 2019, Honeywell International, Inc. of Morris Plains, New Jersey, Hand Held Products, Inc. (“Hand Held”) of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. (“Metrologic”) of Fort Mill, South Carolina (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Opticon, Inc. of Renton, Washington (“Opticon USA”), Opticon Sensors Europe B.V. of the Netherlands (“Opticon Sensors”), OPTO Electronics Co., Ltd. of Japan (“OPTO”), and Hokkaido Electronic Industry Co., Ltd. of Japan (“Hokkaido”) (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain barcode scanning devices, products containing same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,465,970 (“the ’970 patent”), 8,978,985 (“the ’985 patent”), 7,148,923 (“the ’923 patent”), 7,527,206 (“the ’206 patent”), 9,659,199 (“the ’199 patent”), 7,159,783 (“the ’783 patent”), and 8,794,520 (“the ’520 patent”) (collectively “Asserted Patents”).
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By John Presper and Monica Yoon
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Jun
03
On May 28, 2019, Ethicon, LLC of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ethicon US, LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio (collectively, “Ethicon”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, Intuitive Surgical Holdings, LLC of Sunnyvale, California, and Intuitive Surgical S. De R.L. De C.V. of Mexico (collectively, “Intuitive”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain laparoscopic surgical staplers, reload cartridges, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,844,379 (“the ’379 patent”), 9,844,369 (“the ’369 patent”), 7,490,749 (“the ’749 patent”), 8,479,969 (“the ’969 patent”), and 9,113,874 (“the ’874 patent”) (collectively, “the Asserted Patents”).
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By John Presper and Monica Yoon
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May
13
On May 13, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain LED Packages Containing PFS Phosphor and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1156).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a April 11, 2019 complaint filed by Current Lighting Solutions, LLC of East Cleveland, Ohio, General Electric Co. of Boston, Massachusetts, and Consumer Lighting, LLC of East Cleveland, Ohio 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 electronic nicotine delivery systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,497,973 and 9,680,067.
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By John Presper and Monica Yoon
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Apr
30
On April 30, 2019, Lighting Science Group Corporation (“LSG”) of West Warwick, Rhode Island, Healthe, Inc. (“Healthe”) of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and Global Value Lighting, LLC (“GVL”) of West Warwick, Rhode Island (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. Due to its large electronic size, we have broken the complaint into the following six parts: part 1; part 2, part 3; part 4; part 5; and part 6.

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 light-emitting diode products, systems, and components that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,098,483 (“the ’483 patent”), 7,095,053 (“the ’053 patent”), 7,528,421 (“the ’421 patent”), 8,506,118 (“the ’118 patent”), 8,674,608 (“the ’608 patent”), 8,201,968 (“the ’968 patent”), 8,967,844 (“the ’844 patent”), and 8,672,518 (“the ’518 patent”):
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By John Presper and Monica Yoon
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Apr
11
On April 11, 2019, Current Lighting Solutions, LLC (“Current”) of East Cleveland, Ohio, General Electric Company (“GE”) of Boston, Massachusetts, and Consumer Lighting LLC (“Consumer Lighting”) of East Cleveland, Ohio (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint (part 1 and part 2) requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina, Cree Hong Kong Limited of Hong Kong, and Cree Huizhou Solid State Lighting Company Limited of China (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain LED packages that comprise fluoride-based phospors activated with manganese and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,497,973 (“the ’973 patent”) and U.S. Patent No. 9,680,067 (“the ’067 patent”) (collectively the “Asserted Patents”).
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