By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
03
On April 3, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 28 in Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-982).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2015 complaint filed by ParkerVision, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain radio frequency (“RF”) capable integrated circuits, including RF receivers, RF transmitters, RF transceivers, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,879,817; 7,929,638; 8,571,135; and 9,118,528. See our December 15, 2015 and January 21, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
31
On March 29, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 5 in Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1042).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 2, 2017 complaint filed by Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation, Inc. 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 hybrid electric vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,104,347; 7,237,634; 7,455,134; 7,559,388; and 8,214,097. See our February 6, 2017 and March 8, 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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Mar
30
On March 29, 2017, Motorola Solutions, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois (“Motorola”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd. of China, Hytera America, Inc. of Miramar, Florida, and Hytera Communications America (West), Inc. of Irvine, California (collectively, “Hytera”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain two-way radio equipment and systems, related software, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,116,284 (the ’284 patent), 8,279,991 (the ’991 patent), 7,369,869 (the ’869 patent), 8,032,169 (the ’169 patent), 7,729,701 (the ’701 patent), 9,099,972 (the ’972 patent), and 6,591,111 (the ’111 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
29
On March 27, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice of Initial Determination in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).

By way of background, the underlying investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by Adrian Rivera and Adrian Rivera Maynez Enterprises, Inc. (collectively, “ARM”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320. See our August 6, 2014 and September 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. On March 17, 2016, the Commission issued its final determination and issued a limited exclusion order and cease-and-desist orders directed at Eko Brands, LLC and other respondents based on their infringement of claims 8 and 19.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Mar
28
On March 27, 2017, LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, LG Electronics Alabama, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (collectively, “LGE”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that BLU Products, Inc. and CT Miami, LLC (collectively, “BLU”)—both of Doral, Florida—unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain LTE wireless communication devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,916,714 (the ’714 patent), 8,107,456 (the ’456 patent), 9,191,173 (the ’173 patent), 9,225,572 (the ’572 patent), and 8,891,560 (the ’560 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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