By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Sep
04
On September 4, 2018, Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc. of Poway, California (“Hoist”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that TuffStuff Fitness International, Inc. of Chino, California and Shandong Relax Health Industry 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 strength-training systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,549,949 (“the ’949 patent”), 7,563,209 (“the ’209 patent”), 7,594,880 (“the ’880 patent”), 7,654,938 (“the ’938 patent”), and 7,976,440 (“the ’440 patent”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Aug
31
On August 31, 2018, ResMed Corp. and ResMed Inc. of San Diego, California, and ResMed Ltd. of Australia (collectively, “ResMed”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited of New Zealand, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Inc. of Irvine, California, and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Distribution Inc. of Irvine, California (collectively, “FPH” or “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain sleep-disordered breathing treatment masks systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,119,931 (“the ’931 patent”), 9,027,556 (“the ’556 patent”), 9,962,511 (“the ’511 patent”), 9,962,510 (“the ’510 patent”), and 9,937,315 (“the ’315 patent”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Aug
30
On August 30, 2018, Autel Robotics USA LLC of Bothell, Washington (“Autel”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. of China, DJI Europe B.V. of the Netherlands, DJI Technology Inc. of Burbank, California, iFlight Technology Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong, DJI Baiwang Technology Co. Ltd. of China, DJI Research LLC of Palo Alto, California, DJI Service LLC of Cerritos, California, and DJI Creative Studio LLC of Burbank, California (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain unmanned aerial vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,979,174 (“the ’174 patent”), 9,260,184 (“the ’184 patent”), and 10,044,013 (“the ’013 patent”).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
15
On August 13, 2018, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version of Order No. 48 in Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same II (Inv. No. 337-TA-1073). Please note that Oblon represents the Aisin Seiki Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 5, 2017 complaint filed by Intellectual Ventures II LLC (“IV”) 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 thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors, components thereof, and products and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,154,200; 7,067,944; 7,067,953; 7,683,509; and 7,928,348. See our September 8, 2017 and October 9, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Aug
08
On August 8, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 setting an 18-month target date for completion of the investigation in Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors (Inv. No. 337-TA-1123).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2018 complaint filed by Walbro, LLC of Tucson Arizona (“Walbro”) 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 carburetors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424 (the ’424 patent), 6,439,547 (the ’547 patent), 6,533,254 (the ’254 patent), 6,540,212 (the ’212 patent), and 7,070,173 (the ’173 patent). See our June 12, 2018 and July 17, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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