By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
05
On December 5, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 6 in investigation of Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1073). Please note that Oblon represents the Aisin Seiki Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 5, 2017 complaint filed by Intellectual Ventures II LLC (“IV”) 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 September 8, 2017 and October 9, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
27
On November 20, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Glucosylated Steviol Glycosides and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1085).  
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 20, 2017 complaint filed by PureCircle USA Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois and PureCircle Sdn Bhd of Malaysia 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 glucosylated steviol glycosides and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,420,815.  See our October 27, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.

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By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
24
On November 17, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Insulated Beverage Containers, Components, Labels, and Packaging Materials Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1084).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 28, 2017 complaint filed by YETI Coolers, LLC of Austin, 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 insulated beverage containers, components, labels, and packaging materials thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. D752,397; D780,533; D781,146; and D784,775 as well as various YETI trademarks and copyrights. See our October 2, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Nov
22
On November 17, 2017, Seung Ki Joo, Ph.D. of South Korea filed a complaint (see part 1; part 2; and part 3) requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Display Co., Ltd. (collectively, “Samsung”)—both of South Korea—unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation AMOLED displays that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,221,702 (the ’702 patent), 6,197,623 (the ’623 patent), and 6,097,037 (the ’037 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Nov
21
On November 13, 2017, Windham Packaging, LLC of Windham, New Hampshire (“Windham”) 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 microperforated packaging containing fresh produce that infringes one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,083,837 (the ’837 patent):
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