By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
10
On January 5, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 3 in Certain UV Curable Coatings For Optical Fibers, Coated Optical Fibers, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1031).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 31, 2016 complaint filed by DSM Desotech, Inc. and DSM IP Assets B.V. 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 UV curable optical fiber coatings, coated optical fibers, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,961,508; 7,171,103; 7,067,564; and 7,706,659. See our November 1, 2016 and December 5, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
10
On January 5, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 10 in Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1025).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 26, 2016 complaint filed by Silicon Genesis 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 silicon-on-insulator wafers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,458,672 and 6,171,965. See our May 27, 2016 and October 20, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
09
On January 5, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Flash Memory Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1034).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2016 complaint filed by Memory Technologies, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada 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 flash memory devices and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. RE45,542; RE45,486; 7,565,469; 9,063,850; and 8,307,180. See our December 20, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
06
On January 3, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 27 in Certain Wearable Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-973).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Fitbit, Inc. (“Fitbit”) alleging violation of section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wearable activity tracking devices, systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,920,332 (“the ’332 patent”), 8,868,337 (“the ’337 patent”), and 9,089,760 (“the ’760 patent”). See our November 2, 2015 and December 3, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. On August 9, 2016, ALJ Pender issued the public version of Order No. 24 granting Respondents AliphCom d/b/a Jawbone and BodyMedia, Inc.’s (collectively, “Jawbone”) motion for summary determination of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and terminating the investigation in its entirety. See our August 18, 2016 post for more details on the Initial Determination (“ID”). On September 7, 2016, the ITC issued a notice and order reviewing-in-part and vacating-in-part the ID with respect to the ’332 and ’377 patents. See our September 29, 2016 post for more details on the ITC’s notice and order.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Sasha Rao
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Jan
06
On December 23, 2016, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 21 in Certain Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1012), denying FujiFilm complainants’ motion to strike the Sony respondents’ supplemental responses to its invalidity contention interrogatories and related portions of their expert reports and to preclude Sony from relying on documents produced on the last day of discovery. The Commission Investigative Staff had supported the motion in part.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 27, 2016 complaint filed by FujiFilm Corporation of Japan and FujiFilm Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. alleging that Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Corporation of America, and Sony Electronics Inc. violated Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain magnetic data storage tapes and cartridges containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,641,891; 6,703,106; 6,703,101; 6,767,612; 8,236,434; and 7,355,805. These asserted patents generally relate to magnetic tape media for data storage. See our May 31, 2016 and July 8, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation respectively.
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