By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
31
On July 31, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 10 in Certain Basketball Backboard Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1040).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 30, 2016 complaint filed by Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield, Utah 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 basketball backboard components and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of Lifetime’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,749,111; 8,845,463; and 8,852,034. See our January 12, 2017 and February 10, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
28
On July 24, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 7 in Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1058).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 28, 2017 complaint filed by Sony Corp., Sony Storage Media Solutions Corp., Sony Storage Media Manufacturing Corp., Sony DADC US Inc., and Sony Latin 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 of certain magnetic tape cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,674,596; 6,979,501; and 7,029,774. See our May 4, 2017 and May 26, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
27
On July 26, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain X-Ray Breast Imaging Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1063).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 8, 2017 complaint filed by Hologic, Inc. of Marlborough, 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 x-ray breast imaging devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,831,296; 8,452,379; 7,688,940; 7,986,765; and 7,123,684. See our July 5, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Jul
26
On July 19, 2017, Wirtgen America, Inc. of Antioch, Tennessee (“Wirtgen”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Caterpillar Bitelli SpA of Italy, Caterpillar Prodotti Stradali S.r.L. of Italy, Caterpillar Americas CV of Switzerland, Caterpillar Paving Products, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Caterpillar Inc. of Peoria, Illinois (collectively, “Caterpillar”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain road milling machines and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,644,340 (the ’340 patent), 9,624,628 (the ’628 patent), 9,656,530 (the ’530 patent), 7,530,641 (the ’641 patent), and 7,828,309 (the ’309 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Jul
25
On July 20, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice of its decision to deny Respondent Arista Networks Inc.’s (“Arista”) petitions to suspend or temporarily rescind the limited exclusion order (“LEO”) and cease and desist order (“CDO”) issued in Certain Network Devices, Related Software and Components Thereof (II) (Inv. No. 337-TA-945).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 19, 2014 complaint filed by Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain networking equipment and components and software thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,023,853; 6,377,577 (the ’577 patent); 7,460,492; 7,061,875; 7,224,668 (the ’668 patent); and 8,051,211. See our December 29, 2014 and February 6, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. On May 4, 2017, the Commission issued its final determination finding that Arista violated Section 337 with respect to the ’577 and ’668 patents, and issued an LEO and a CDO. See our May 8, 2017 post for more details.
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