By Eric Schweibenz and Sasha Rao
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Jan
06
On December 21, 2016, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 34 in Certain Digital Video Receivers and Hardware and Software Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1001).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 6, 2016 complaint filed by Rovi Corp. and Rovi Guides, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital video receivers and hardware and software components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,006,263; 8,578,413; 8,046,801; 8,621,512; 8,768,147; and 8,566,871. These asserted patents generally relate to Interactive Program Guide (“IPG”) technology. See our April 6, 2016 and June 2, 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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Jan
05
On January 3, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 15 in Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-998).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by certain European automakers (Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain hybrid electrical vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,104,347; 7,237,634; and 8,214,097. See our April 18, 2016 and May 20, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
04
On January 4, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Arrowheads With Arcuate Blades and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1033).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2016 complaint filed by Flying Arrow Archery, LLC of Belgrade, Montana 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 arrowheads with arcuate blades and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,920,269; D713,919 S; and D729,336 S. See our December 6, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Jan
03
On December 22, 2016, Nokia Technologies Oy of Finland (“Nokia”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California (“Apple”) unlawfully imports into the U.S., sells for importation, and/or sells within the U.S. after importation certain electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of Nokia’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,415,247 (the ’247 patent), 9,270,301 (the ’301 patent), 6,393,260 (the ’260 patent), 8,036,619 (the ’619 patent), 6,826,391 (the ’391 patent), 6,480,700 (the ’700 patent), 9,473,602 (the ’602 patent), and 7,653,366 (the ’366 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Lisa Mandrusiak
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Dec
30
On December 22, 2016 ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 21 in Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1007/1021) granting a motion to compel.

By way of background, the 337-TA-1007 investigation is based on a May 18, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. (“Segway”) 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230; 6,651,763; 7,023,330; 7,275,607; 7,479,872; and 9,188,984 and/or infringe certain U.S. registered trademarks owned by Segway. See our May 18, 2016 and June 28, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. The 337-TA-1021 investigation is based on an August 16, 2016 complaint filed by Segway 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230 and 7,275,607. See our August 18, 2016 and September 22, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. These investigations were subsequently consolidated.
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