By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
15
On August 13, 2018, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version of Order No. 48 in Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same II (Inv. No. 337-TA-1073). Please note that Oblon represents the Aisin Seiki Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 5, 2017 complaint filed by Intellectual Ventures II LLC (“IV”) 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 September 8, 2017 and October 9, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Aug
08
On August 8, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 setting an 18-month target date for completion of the investigation in Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors (Inv. No. 337-TA-1123).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2018 complaint filed by Walbro, LLC of Tucson Arizona (“Walbro”) 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 carburetors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424 (the ’424 patent), 6,439,547 (the ’547 patent), 6,533,254 (the ’254 patent), 6,540,212 (the ’212 patent), and 7,070,173 (the ’173 patent). See our June 12, 2018 and July 17, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Stephen McBride
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Aug
06
On August 6, 2018, SIPCO LLC of Ashburn, Virginia (“SIPCO”) filed a complaint (part 1, part 2, and part 3) requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Emerson Electric Co. of St. Louis, Missouri, Emerson Process Management LLLP of Bloomington, Minnesota, Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific of Singapore, Emerson Process Management Manufacturing (M) Sdn. Bhd. Of Malaysia, and Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc. of Round Rock, Texas, Rosemount Inc. of Shakopee, Minnesota, Analog Devices, Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts, Linear Technology LLC of Milpitas, California, Dust Networks, Inc. of Union City, California, Tadiran Batteries Inc. of Lake Success, New York, and Tadiran Batteries Ltd. of Israel (collectively, the “Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain wireless mesh networking products and related components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,914,893 (“the ’893 Patent”), 7,103,511 (“the ’511 Patent”), 8,964,708 (“the ’708 Patent”), and 9,439,126 (“the ’126 Patent”) (collectively, the “Asserted Patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Stephen McBride
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Aug
02
On August 2, 2018, Heineken International B.V. and Heineken Supply Chain B.V. (both of the Netherlands) along with Heineken USA Inc. of White Plains, N.Y. (collectively “Heineken”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A. and InBev Belgium N.V. (both of Belgium) along with Anheuser-Busch, LLC of St. Louis, Missouri (collectively, “Anheuser-Busch”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain beverage dispensing systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,188,751 (the “’751 patent”). According to the complaint, the ’751 patent relates generally to a drink dispenser and its constituent components.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Aug
01
On August 1, 2018, FCA US LLC of Auburn Hills, Michigan (“FCA”) filed a complaint (part 1 and part 2) requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. of India and Mahindra Automotive North America, Inc. of Auburn Hills, Michigan (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain motorized vehicles and components thereof that violate common law trade dress and registered trademarks used with and displayed on Jeep®-brand vehicles manufactured and sold by FCA and its predecessors.
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