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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By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
14
On November 6, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 3 in Certain Shaving Cartridges, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1079).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 25, 2017 complaint filed by The Gillette Company LLC of Boston, Massachusetts 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 shaving cartridges, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,193,077. See our September 27, 2017 and October 31, 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
13
On October 31, 2017, Netlist, Inc. of Irvine, California (“Netlist”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
 
The complaint alleges that SK Hynix Inc. of South Korea, SK Hynix America Inc. of San Jose, California, and SK Hynix Memory Solutions Inc. of San Jose, California (collectively, “SK Hynix”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain memory modules and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,606,907 (the ’907 patent) and 9,535,623 (the ’623 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).

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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Nov
10
On October 31, 2017, Mighty Mug, Inc. of Rathway, New Jersey (“Mighty Mug”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain self-anchoring beverage containers that are intentionally and willfully designed to be used, and are used, in such manner as to infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 8,028,850 (the ’850 patent) and 8,757,418 (the ’418 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”) and that infringe U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 4,191,803 (the ’803 trademark”):
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