By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
16
On July 12, 2019, ALJ Clark S. Cheney issued a notice of Initial Determination on Violation in Certain Convertible Sofas and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1122).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 4, 2018 complaint filed by Sauder Manufacturing Co. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain convertible sofas and components thereof by Krug, Inc. that infringe U.S. Design Patent No. 716,576.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
15
On July 12, 2019, Dynamics Inc. of Cheswick, Pennsylvania (“Dynamics”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. of South Korea and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey (collectively, “Samsung”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain mobile devices with multifunction emulators that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,827,153; 10,032,100; 10,223,631; and 10,255,545.
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By John Presper and Monica Yoon
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Jun
20
On June 20, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products, Systems, and Components (Inv. No. 337-TA-1163).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a April 30, 2019 complaint filed by Lighting Science Group Corporation of West Warwick, Rhode Island, Healthe, Inc. of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and Global Value Lighting, LLC of West Warwick, Rhode Island 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 electronic nicotine delivery systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,098,483, 7,095,053, 7,528,421, 8,506,118, 8,674,608, 8,201,968, 8,967,844, and 8,672,518.
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By John Presper and Monica Yoon
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Jun
05
On May 30, 2019, Illinois Tool Works Inc. of Glenview, Illinois (“ITW”), Vesta Global Limited of Hong Kong (“Vesta Global”), Vesta (Guangzhou) Catering Equipment Co., Ltd. of China (“Vesta”), and Admiral Craft Equipment Corp. of Westbury, New York (“Adcraft”) (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
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By John Presper and Monica Yoon
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Jun
04
On May 31, 2019, Honeywell International, Inc. of Morris Plains, New Jersey, Hand Held Products, Inc. (“Hand Held”) of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. (“Metrologic”) of Fort Mill, South Carolina (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Opticon, Inc. of Renton, Washington (“Opticon USA”), Opticon Sensors Europe B.V. of the Netherlands (“Opticon Sensors”), OPTO Electronics Co., Ltd. of Japan (“OPTO”), and Hokkaido Electronic Industry Co., Ltd. of Japan (“Hokkaido”) (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain barcode scanning devices, products containing same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,465,970 (“the ’970 patent”), 8,978,985 (“the ’985 patent”), 7,148,923 (“the ’923 patent”), 7,527,206 (“the ’206 patent”), 9,659,199 (“the ’199 patent”), 7,159,783 (“the ’783 patent”), and 8,794,520 (“the ’520 patent”) (collectively “Asserted Patents”).
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