By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Mar
10
On March 7, 2017, Macronix International Co., Ltd. of Taiwan and Macronix America, Inc. of Milpitas, California (collectively, “Macronix”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Toshiba Corp. of Japan, Toshiba America, Inc. of New York, New York, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. of Irvine, California, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. of Irvine, California, and Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc. of the Philippines (collectively, “Toshiba”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell 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 (the ’360 patent), 6,788,602 (the ’602 patent), and 8,035,417 (the ’417 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
10
On March 9, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electrical Connectors, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1043).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 6, 2017 complaint filed by J.S.T. Corporation of Farmington Hills, Michigan 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 electrical connectors, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,004,766. See our February 17, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Mar
09
On March 7, 2017, Broadcom Corporation of Irvine, California (“Broadcom”) 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 semiconductor devices and consumer audiovisual products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,284,844 (the ’844 patent), 7,590,059 (the ’059 patent), 8,068,171 (the ’171 patent), 7,310,104 (the ’104 patent), and 7,342,967 (the ’967 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
08
On March 6, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1042).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 2, 2017 complaint filed by Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation, Inc.—both of Baltimore, Maryland— 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 hybrid electric vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,104,347; 7,237,634; 7,455,134; 7,559,388; and 8,214,097. See our February 6, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
07
On March 7, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 10 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1038).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2016 complaint filed by Nokia Technologies Oy 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 electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of Nokia’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,415,247; 9,270,301; 6,393,260; 8,036,619; 6,826,391; 6,480,700; 9,473,602; and 7,653,366. See our January 3, 2017 and January 26, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. ALJ Bullock thereafter severed part of this investigation so as to create a second investigation which is the 337-TA-1039 investigation. See our February 9, 2017 post for more details.
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