By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Oct
26
On October 26, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 12 setting a 16-month target date in Certain Motorized Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1132).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 1, 2018 complaint filed by Complainant FCA US LLC of Auburn Hills, Michigan (“FCA”) 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 motorized vehicles and components thereof that violate common law trade dress and registered trademarks used with and displayed on Jeep®-brand vehicles manufactured and sold by FCA and its predecessors. The Commission ordered the presiding ALJ to hold an early evidentiary hearing and issue an early decision within 100 days of institution as to whether FCA is contractually barred from enforcing its intellectual property against the named respondents (or, in the alternative, decide this issue through summary determination proceedings if no material facts are in dispute). See our August 1, 2018 and September 11, 2018 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
23
On October 23, 2018, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 2 in Certain LTE- and 3G-Compliant Cellular Communications Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1138).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 14, 2018 complaint filed by INVT SPE LLC of San Francisco, California 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 LTE- and 3G-compliant cellular communications devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,760,590; 7,206,587; 7,764,711; 7,848,439; and 7,339,949. See our September 14, 2018 and October 16, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Michael West
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Oct
22
On October 4, 2018, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued the public version of Order No. 15 (dated June 11, 2018) in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1093).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2017 complaint filed by Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego, California 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 electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,154,356; 9,473,336; 8,063,674; 7,693,002; and 9,552,633. See our January 3, 2018 post for more details on the Notice of Investigation.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Michael West
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Oct
19
On October 5, 2018, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued the public version of Order No. 34 (dated August 29, 2018) in Certain Digital Video Receivers and Related Hardware and Software Components (Inv. No. 337-TA-1103)

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 8, 2018 complaint filed by Rovi Corporation, Rovi Guides, Inc., Rovi Technologies Corporation, and Veveo, Inc. (collectively “Rovi” or “Complainants”) of San Carlos, California 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 digital video receivers and related hardware and software components that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,779,011; 7,937,394; 7,827,585; 9,294,799; 9,369,741; 9,578,363; 9,621,956; and 9,668,014 (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Oct
18
On October 18, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 setting an 18-month target date in Certain Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1133).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 30, 2018 complaint filed by Autel Robotics USA LLC of Bothell, 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 unmanned aerial vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,979,174 (“the ’174 patent”), 9,260,184 (“the ’184 patent”), and 10,044,013 (“the ’013 patent”). See our August 30, 2018 and September 27, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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