By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
20
On November 13, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 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
17
On November 14, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Network Personal Computers, Mobile Devices, Digital Media Players, and Microconsoles (Inv. No. 337-TA-1083).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 10, 2017 complaint filed by Aqua Connect, Inc. and Strategic Technology Partners, LLC—both of Orange, 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 network personal computers and mobile devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. RE46,386 and 8,924,502.  See our October 23, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
16
On November 14, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Gas Spring Nailer Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1082).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 26, 2017 complaint filed by Kyocera Senco Brands Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio 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 gas spring nailer products and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,011,547; 8,267,296; 8,267,297; 8,387,718; 8,286,722; and 8,602,282. See our September 28, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
15
On November 7, 2017, ALJ Lord issued Order No. 31 in Certain Semiconductor Devices And Consumer Audiovisual Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1047).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 7, 2017 complaint filed by Broadcom Corporation 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 semiconductor devices and consumer audiovisual products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,284,844; 7,590,059; 8,068,171; 7,310,104; and 7,342,967.  See our March 9, 2017 and April 7, 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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Nov
14
On November 14, 2017, Align Technology, Inc. of San Jose, California (“Align”) filed a complaint (part 1 and part 2) requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that 3Shape A/S of Denmark and 3Shape, Inc. of Warren, New Jersey (collectively, “3Shape”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain color intraoral scanners and related hardware and software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,363,228 (the ’228 patent), 8,451,456 (the ’456 patent), 8,675,207 (the ’207 patent), 9,101,433 (the ’433 patent), 6,948,931 (the ’931 patent), and 6,685,470 (the ’470 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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