By John Presper
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Feb
12
Further to our February 5, 2021 post, the Commission issued the public version of its opinion on remedy, public interest, and bonding in Certain Foldable Reusable Drinking Straws and Components and Accessories Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1183) on February 10, 2021.
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By John Presper
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Feb
11
On February 10, 2021, the ITC issued a notice of its final determination finding a violation of section 337 in Certain Lithium Ion Batteries, Batter Cells, Battery Modules, Battery Packs, Components Thereof, and Processes Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1159). According to the notice, the Commission found a violation of section 337 and issued a limited exclusion order (“LEO”) and cease-and-desist order against Respondents SK Innovation Co., Ltd. of Republic of Korea (“SKI”) and SK Battery America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (“SKBA”) (collectively, “SK”).
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By John Presper
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Feb
11
On February 8, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1246). This investigation is based on a December 18, 2020 complaint filed by Tela Innovations, Inc. of Los Gatos, California (“Tela”) alleging a violation of section 337 by Respondents Acer, Inc. of Taiwan; Acer America Corporation of San Jose, California; ASUSTek Computer Inc. of Taiwan; ASUS Computer International of Fremont, California; Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, California (“Intel”); Lenovo Group Ltd. of China; Lenovo (United States) Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina; Micro-Star International Col., Ltd. of Taiwan; and MSI Computer Corp. of City of Industry, California (collectively, “Respondents”) in the importation and/or sale of certain integrated circuits and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,186,523 (“the ’523 patent”). According to the Notice of Investigation, the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will participate as a party in the investigation. In addition, the ALJ will hold an early evidentiary hearing and issue an initial determination within 100 days regarding whether Tela’s allegations are barred by claim preclusion, issue preclusion, or the Kessler doctrine. Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that ALJ Cameron R. Elliot will preside in the investigation.
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By John Presper and Alec Royka
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Feb
10
On February 2, 2021, ALJ Cameron R. Elliot issued the public version of his January 25, 2021 initial determination in Order No. 40 granting Respondent Roku, Inc.’s (“Roku”) motion for summary determination that Complainant Universal Electronics, Inc. (“UEI”) lacks standing to assert U.S. Patent No. 10,593,196 (“the ’196 patent”) in Certain Electronic Devices Including Streaming Players, Televisions, Set Top Boxes, Remote Controllers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1200).
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By John Presper
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Feb
09
On February 8, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Wireless Communications Equipment and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1247).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 5, 2021 complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey alleging that Respondents Ericsson AB of Sweden, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden, and Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain wireless communications equipment and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,521,616; 10,797,405; 9,041,074; and 9,736,772.  See our February 3, 2021 post for more details regarding the complaint.
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