By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
13
On June 13, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 2 in Certain Digital Cameras, Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1059).    
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by Carl Zeiss AG of Germany and ASML Netherlands B.V. of the Netherlands 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 digital cameras, software, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,301,440; 6,463,163; 6,714,241; 6,731,335; 6,834,128; 7,297,916; and 7,933,454.  See our April 28, 2017 and May 30, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
12
Further to our June 1, 2017 post, on June 9, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of a notice of errata to Final Initial Determination (dated June 5, 2017) in Certain Motorized Self-Balancing Vehicles (Inv. No. 337-TA-1000).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Razor USA, LLC, Inventist, Inc., and Shane Chen (collectively, “Razor”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain motorized self-balancing vehicles that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,738,278, and, further, that certain of the named respondents have engaged in unfair methods of competition through false advertising and/or false or misleading representations of fact in connection with the sale and importation of such motorized self-balancing vehicles. See our March 23, 2016 and June 1, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
09
On June 7, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Consumer Electronic Devices, Including Televisions, Gaming Consoles, Mobile Phones and Tablets, and Network-Enabled DVD and Blu-Ray Players (Inv. No. 337-TA-1060).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 9, 2017 complaint filed by ARRIS Enterprises LLC of Suwanee, Georgia 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 consumer electronic devices, including televisions, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets, and network-enabled DVD and Blu-Ray players that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,473,858; 6,934,148; 7,113,502; 7,752,564; 8,300,156; and 9,521,466. See our May 11, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
08
On June 6, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 in Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1051).  
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics Alabama, Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. 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 LTE wireless communication devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,916,714; 8,107,456; 9,191,173; 9,225,572; and 8,891,560.  See our March 28, 2017 and April 27, 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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Jun
07
On May 23, 2017, Honeywell International, Inc. of Morris Plains, New Jersey, Hand Held Products, Inc. d/b/a Honeywell Scanning & Mobility of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. of Fort Mill, South Carolina (collectively, “Honeywell”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that The Code Corporation of Draper, Utah and Cortex Pte Ltd. of Singapore (collectively, “Code”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain barcode readers, scan engines, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,832,725 (the ’725 patent), 8,511,572 (the ’572 patent), 7,148,923 (the ’923 patent), 7,527,206 (the ’206 patent), 8,646,692 (the ’692 patent), and 9,323,969 (the ’969 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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