By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Apr
28
On April 28, 2017, Carl Zeiss AG of Germany (“Zeiss”) and ASML Netherlands B.V. of the Netherlands (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Nikon Corp. of Japan, Sendai Nikon Corp. of Japan, Nikon Inc. of Melville, New York, Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. of Thailand, Nikon Imaging (China) Co., Ltd. of China, and PT Nikon Indonesia of Indonesia (collectively, “Nikon”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain digital cameras, software, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,301,440 (the ’440 patent), 6,463,163 (the ’163 patent), 6,714,241 (the ’241 patent), 6,731,335 (the ’335 patent), 6,834,128 (the ’128 patent), 7,297,916 (the ’916 patent), and 7,933,454 (the ’454 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
27
On April 26, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1051).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, LG Electronics Alabama, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 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 wireless communication devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,916,714; 8,107,456; 9,191,173; 9,225,572; and 8,891,560. See our March 28, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Apr
26
On April 18, 2017, iRobot Corp. of Bedford, Massachusetts (“iRobot”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain robotic vacuum cleaning devices and components thereof such as spare parts that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,809,490 (the ’490 patent), 7,155,308 (the ’308 patent), 8,474,090 (the ’090 patent), 8,600,553 (the ’553 patent), 9,038,233 (the ’233 patent), and 9,486,924 (the ’924 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
25
On April 19, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1050).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by Ivoclar Vivadent AG of Liechtenstein, Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. of Amherst, New York, and Ardent, Inc. of Amherst, New York 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 dental ceramics and products thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,452,836; 6,517,623; 6,802,894; and 6,455,451. See our March 20, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
24
On April 24, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 5 in Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1046).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 7, 2017 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd. and Macronix America, 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 non-volatile memory devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,552,360; 6,788,602; and 8,035,417. See our March 10, 2017 and April 6, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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