By Eric Schweibenz
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May
05
On May 2, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1055).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2017 complaint filed by Electric Mirror, LLC of Everett, Washington and Kelvin 42 LLC of Pensacola, Florida 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 mirrors with internal illumination and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,853,414; 7,805,260; 7,559,668; D704,938; and D579,671. See our March 16, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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May
04
On May 1, 2017, Sony Corp. of Japan, Sony Storage Media Solutions Corp. of Japan, Sony Storage Media Manufacturing Corp. of Japan, Sony DADC US Inc. of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Sony Latin America Inc. of Miami, Florida (collectively, “Sony”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Fujifilm Holdings Corp. of Japan, Fujifilm Corp. of Japan, Fujifilm Media Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of Japan, Fujifilm Holdings America Corp. of Valhalla, New York, and Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. of Bedford, Massachusetts (collectively, “Fujifilm”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain magnetic tape cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,674,596 (the ’596 patent), 6,979,501 (the ’501 patent), and 7,029,774 (the ’774 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
03
On May 1, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1054).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 30, 2017 complaint filed by Varidesk LLC of Coppell, Texas 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 height-adjustable desk platforms and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,113,703; 9,277,809; and 9,554,644. See our April 14, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
02
On April 28, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Two-Way Radio Equipment And Systems, Related Software and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1053).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 29, 2017 complaint filed by Motorola Solutions, Inc. of Chicago, 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 two-way radio equipment and systems, related software, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,116,284; 8,279,991; 7,369,869; 8,032,169; 7,729,701; 9,099,972; and 6,591,111. See our March 30, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
01
On April 28, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1052). Please note that Oblon represents the Aisin Seiki Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 21, 2017 complaint filed by Intellectual Ventures II LLC of Bellevue, Washington 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 thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors, components thereof, and products and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,154,200; 7,067,944; 7,067,953; 7,683,509; and 7,928,348. See our March 28, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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