By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
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On August 28, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 26 in Certain Graphics Processors, DDR Memory Controllers, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1037).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 16, 2016 complaint filed by ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd. 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 graphics processors, DDR memory controllers, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,677,952; 6,950,350; 7,518,616; and 8,643,659. See our December 23, 2016 and January 23, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
28
On August 24, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1065).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 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 of certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,633,936; 8,698,558; 8,487,658; 8,838,949; 9,535,490; and 9,608,675. See our July 7, 2017 and August 9, 2017 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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Aug
25
On August 15, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued its opinion in the consolidated enforcement and rescission proceeding stemming from the underlying investigation in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929). In the opinion, the Commission determined to (i) reverse the finding in ALJ Theodore R. Essex’s enforcement initial determination (“EID”) that the remedial orders in the underlying investigation cannot be enforced due to a lack of domestic industry; (ii) find that the complainants had failed to show that the respondents possessed the intent necessary to violate the remedial orders; (iii) decline to rescind the remedial orders; and (iv) terminate the consolidated enforcement and rescission proceeding.

By way of background, the underlying investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by Adrian Rivera and Adrian Rivera Maynez Enterprises, Inc. (collectively, “ARM”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320 (the ’320 patent). See our August 6, 2014 and September 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. On March 17, 2016, the Commission issued its final determination in the underlying investigation and issued a limited exclusion order (“LEO”) and cease-and-desist orders (“CDOs”) directed at Eko Brands, LLC and other respondents based on their infringement of claims 8 and 19 of the ’320 patent.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
24
On August 22, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1065).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 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 of certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,633,936; 8,698,558; 8,487,658; 8,838,949; 9,535,490; and 9,608,675. See our July 7, 2017 and August 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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Aug
23
On August 22, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Road Milling Machines and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1067).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 19, 2017 complaint filed by Wirtgen America, Inc. of Antioch, Tennessee 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 road milling machines and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,644,340; 9,624,628; 9,656,530; 7,530,641; and 7,828,309. See our July 26, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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