By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
16
On March 3, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1002).

By way of background, this investigation was instituted based on a complaint filed by U.S. Steel alleging a violation of section 337 by numerous Chinese steel producers and distributors—as well as certain Hong Kong and U.S. affiliates—by reason of: (1) a conspiracy to fix prices and control output and export volumes, the threat or effect of which is to restrain or monopolize trade and commerce in the U.S.; (2) misappropriation and use of trade secrets, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the U.S.; and (3) false designation of origin of manufacturer, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the U.S. See our April 26, 2016, June 7, 2016, August 30, 2016, and February 27, 2017 posts for more details on this investigation.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Mar
15
On March 10, 2017, Sony Corporation of Japan and Sony Electronics Inc. of San Diego, California (collectively, “Sony”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that ARRIS International plc, ARRIS Group, Inc., ARRIS Enterprises LLC, and ARRIS Solutions, Inc. (all of Suwanee, Georgia); ARRIS Technology, Inc. of Horsham, Pennsylvania; ARRIS Global Ltd. (formerly Pace Ltd.) of West Yorkshire, England; Pace Americas, LLC, Pace Americas Holding, Inc., Pace USA LLC, and Pace Americas Investments, LLC (all of Boca Raton, Florida) (collectively, “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain digital cable and satellite products, set-top box products, and gateway products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. RE45,126 (“the ’126 patent); 6,467,093 (“the ’093 patent”); 8,032,919 (”the ’919 patent”); 6,556,221 (“the ’221 patent”); and 6,915,525 (“the ’525 patent”).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
15
On February 28, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 8 in Certain Mobile Device Holders and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1028).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 6, 2016 complaint filed by Nite Ize, 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 mobile device holders and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,870,146; 8,602,376; D734,746; and D719,959. See our October 10, 2016 and November 8, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
14
On March 13, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued a notice of the Final Initial Determination in Certain Automated Teller Machines, ATM Modules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-989).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 9, 2016 complaint filed by Nautilus Hyosung, Inc. and Nautilus Hyosung America Inc. (collectively, “Nautilus”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain automated teller machines, ATM modules, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,891,551; 7,950,655; 8,152,165; and 8,523,235. See our February 9, 2016 and March 10, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
13
On March 10, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 6 in Certain Liquid Crystal eWriters and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1035).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 8, 2016 complaint filed by Kent Displays, 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 liquid crystal eWriters and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,351,506 and 8,947,604. See our December 13, 2016 and January 11, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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