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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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
18
On May 17, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 18 in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Mask Systems and Components Thereof (337-TA-1022).

By way of background, this investigation is based on complaint filed by ResMed Corp., ResMed Inc., and ResMed Ltd. (collectively, “ResMed”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the unlawful importation, selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain sleep-disordered breathing treatment mask systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,960,196 and 9,119,931. See our August 19, 2016 and September 23, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
17
On May 11, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1052). Please note that Oblon represents the Aisin Seiki Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 21, 2017 complaint filed by Intellectual Ventures II LLC of Bellevue, Washington 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 thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors, components thereof, and products and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,154,200; 7,067,944; 7,067,953; 7,683,509; and 7,928,348. See our March 22, 2017 and May 1, 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
16
On May 11, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 8 in Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1046).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 7, 2017 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd. and Macronix America, 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 non-volatile memory devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,552,360; 6,788,602; and 8,035,417. See our March 10, 2017 and April 6, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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