By Eric Schweibenz and Michael West
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Jul
24
On July 24, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1125).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 22, 2018 complaint filed by Varidesk LLC of Coppell, Texas. On July 3, 12, and 20, 2018, Varidesk filed letters supplementing the complaint. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain height-adjustable desk platforms that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,113,703 (“the ’703 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,277,809 (“the ’809 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,554,644 (“the ’644 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 9,924,793 (“the ’793 patent”). See our June 22, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Stephen McBride
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Jul
20
On July 20, 2018, Carl Zeiss SMT GmBH of Germany (“Carl Zeiss”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Nikon Corporation of Japan, Nikon Research Corporation of America, and Nikon Precision Inc., both from Belmont, California (collectively, “Nikon”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain lithography machines and systems and components thereof, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8.902,407 (“the ’407 patent”) and 9,280,058 (“the ’058 patent”) (collectively, “Asserted Patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Jul
17
On July 17, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of 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 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Stephen McBride
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Jul
12
On July 12, 2018, Windham Packaging, LLC of Windham, New Hampshire (“Windham”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Growers Express, LLC of Salinas, California, and C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minnesota (collectively, “Respondents”) have engaged in unfair acts in violation of Section 337 through and in connection with the unlicensed importation into the United States, sale for importation into the United States, and/or sale within the United States after importation of certain microperforated packaging containing fresh produce that infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,083,837 (the “Asserted Patent”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Michael West
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Jun
22
On June 22, 2018, Varidesk LLC (“Varidesk”) of Coppell, Texas filed a complaint (part 1, part 2, and part 3) requesting that the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain height-adjustable desks that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,113,703 (“the ’703 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,277,809 (“the ’809 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,554,644 (“the ’644 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 9,924,793 (“the ’793 patent”) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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