By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
30
On October 26, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1026).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2016 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corporation alleging violation by Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 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 audio processing hardware, software, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,049,607; 6,363,345; and 6,377,607. See our September 21, 2016 and October 21, 2016 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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Oct
27
On October 20, 2017, PureCircle USA Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois and PureCircle Sdn Bhd of Malaysia (collectively, “PureCircle”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Sweet Green Fields USA LLC of Bellingham, Washington, Sweet Green Fields Co., Ltd. of Bellingham, Washington, and Ningbo Green-Health Pharma-ceutical Co., Ltd. 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 glucosylated steviol glycosides and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,420,815 (the ’815 patent).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
26
On October 25, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of 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 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
25
On October 19, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Reusable Diapers, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1077).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2017 complaint filed by Cotton Babies, Inc. of Fenton, Missouri 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 reusable diapers, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,518,007 and U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 4,120,270. See our September 22, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
24
On October 23, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Access Control Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1016).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 5, 2016 complaint filed by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. of Elmhurst, Illinois 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 access control systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,161,319; 7,196,611; and 7,339,336. See our July 5, 2016 and August 12, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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