By Eric Schweibenz
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May
25
On May 25, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1055).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2017 complaint filed by Electric Mirror, LLC and Kelvin 42 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 of certain mirrors with internal illumination and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,853,414; 7,805,260; 7,559,668; D704,938; and D579,671. See our March 16, 2017 and May 5, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
24
On May 17, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice of its decision to issue a final determination of violation of Section 337 in Certain Air Mattress Systems, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-971).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 16, 2015 complaint filed by Select Comfort Corp. and Select Comfort SC Corp. (collectively, “Select Comfort”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain air mattress systems and components thereof by Respondents Sizewise Rentals LLC, American National Manufacturing Inc., and Dires LLC (d/b/a Personal Comfort Bed) (collectively, “Respondents”) that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,904,172 (“the ’172 patent”) and 7,389,554 (“the ’554 patent”). See our October 19, 2015 and November 17, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. On November 18, 2016, ALJ Bullock issued the ID finding no violation of Section 337. See our December 13, 2016 post for more details on the public version of the ID.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
23
On May 23, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Intravascular Administration Sets and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1048).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2017 complaint filed by Curlin Medical Inc.; Zevex, Inc.; and Moog 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 intravascular administration sets and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,164,921 and 6,371,732. See our March 17, 2017 and April 11, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
22
On May 17, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Robotic Vacuum Cleaning Devices and Components Thereof Such As Spare Parts (Inv. No. 337-TA-1057).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 18, 2017 complaint filed by iRobot Corp. of Bedford, Massachusetts 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 of certain robotic vacuum cleaning devices and components thereof such as spare parts that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,809,490; 7,155,308; 8,474,090; 8,600,553; 9,038,233; and 9,486,924. See our April 26, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
19
On May 18, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Radiotherapy Systems and Treatment Planning Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-968).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 25, 2015 complaint filed by Varian Medical Systems, Inc. and Varian Medical Systems International AG alleging violation of Section 337 by Respondents Elekta AB, Elekta Ltd., Elekta GmbH, Elekta Inc., IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc., Elekta Instrument (Shanghai) Ltd., and Elekta Beijing Medical Systems Co. Ltd. in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain radiotherapy systems and treatment planning software and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,945,021; 8,116,430; 8,867,703; 7,880,154; 7,906,770; and 8,696,538. See our September 30, 2015 and November 3, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. On November 28, 2016, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of his Initial Determination (the “Final ID”) finding a violation of Section 337. See our December 27, 2016 post for more details. On January 13, 2017, the Commission determined to review the Final ID's conclusions on several issues and remanded the investigation to the ALJ. On March 31, 2017, the ALJ issued his remand initial determination finding the claims subject to the remand to be nonobvious.
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