By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
17
On January 12, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-890).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
13
On January 12, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issue Order No. 35 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 and Alex Englehart
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Jan
12
On December 30, 2016, Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield, Utah (“Lifetime”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Russel Brands, LLC d/b/a Spalding of Bowling Green, Kentucky (“Russel”) and Reliable Sports Equipment (Wujiang) Co. Ltd. of China (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain basketball backboard components and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of Lifetime’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,749,111 (the ’111 patent), 8,845,463 (the ’463 patent), and 8,852,034 (the ’034 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
11
On January 9, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Liquid Crystal eWriters and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1035).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 8, 2016 complaint filed by Kent Displays, Inc. of Kent, 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 liquid crystal eWriters and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,351,506 and 8,947,604. See our December 13, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
11
On January 10, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 in Certain Single-Molecule Nucleic Acid Sequencing Systems and Reagents, Consumables, and Software for Use with Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1032).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 31, 2016 complaint filed by Pacific Biosciences 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 single-molecule nucleic acid sequencing systems and reagents, consumables, and software for use with same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,404,146. See our November 3, 2016 and December 7, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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