By Eric Schweibenz and Lisa Mandrusiak
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Apr
10
On April 6, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 43 in Certain Mobile and Portable Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (Including Smartphones and Laptops) and Components Thereof (337-TA-1004/990). 

By way of background, the 337-TA-990 Investigation was instituted based on a complaint filed by Immersion Corp. (“Immersion”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Apple Inc. (“Apple”), AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”), and AT&T Mobility LLC (“AT&T Mobility”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile electronic devices incorporating haptics (including smartphones and smartwatches) and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,773,356; 8,619,051; and 8,659,571. See our February 11, 2016 and March 25, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
07
On April 6, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of 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 of Irvine, 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 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 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
06
On April 6, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1046).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 7, 2017 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd. of Taiwan and Macronix America, Inc. of Milpitas, 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 non-volatile memory devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,552,360; 6,788,602; and 8,035,417.  See our March 10, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
05
On April 4, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 6 in Certain Arrowheads With Arcuate Blades and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1033).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2016 complaint filed by Flying Arrow Archery, LLC 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 arrowheads with arcuate blades and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,920,269; D713,919 S ; and D729,336 S.  See our December 6, 2016 and January 4, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
04
On April 3, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Digital Television Set-Top Boxes And Remote Control Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1041).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 26, 2017 complaint filed by Kudelski SA, OpenTV, Inc., Nagra USA, Inc., and Nagravision SA 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 digital television set-top boxes, remote control devices, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,345,389; 7,028,327; and 7,725,720. See our January 30, 2017 and March 1, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation respectively.
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