By John Presper
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Feb
04
On January 15, 2021, Regal Beloit America, Inc. of Beloit, Wisconsin (“Regal”) filed an enforcement complaint in Certain Blowers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1217). The enforcement complaint alleges that East West Manufacturing, LLC of Atlanta, Georgia and East West Industries of Vietnam (collectively, “East West”) have violated a consent order terminating the underlying investigation.
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By John Presper
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Feb
03
On January 5, 2021, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey (collectively, “Samsung”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
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By John Presper
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Feb
03
On February 2, 2021, the ITC issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation in Certain Electronic Devices With Wireless Connectivity, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1245).  This investigation is based on a January 4, 2021 complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden, and Ericsson AB of Sweden (collectively, “Ericsson”).  According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission identified Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. of Korea; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey; Samsung Electronics Thai Nguyen Co. Ltd. of Vietnam; Samsung Electronics Vietnam Co., Ltd. of Vietnam; and Samsung Electronics HCMC CE Complex, Co., Ltd. of Vietnam as Respondents.  The Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party to this investigation.  Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that ALJ David P. Shaw will preside in this investigation.

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By John Presper
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Feb
02
On December 18, 2020 the Federal Circuit issued its Opinion in Caterpillar Inc. et al. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, No. 2019-2306. This was an appeal from the Commission’s ruling in Certain Road Construction Machines and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1088) that certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,140,693 (“the ’693 patent”) were invalid under pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) because of an on-sale bar.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
26
On June 19, 2020, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Rolled-Edge Rigid Plastic Food Trays (Inv. No. 337-TA-1203).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 18, 2020 complaint filed by Clearly Clean Products, LLC of South Windsor, Connecticut and Converter Manufacturing, LLC of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania 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 rolled-edge rigid plastic food trays that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,908,281 and 10,562,680.
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