By Eric Schweibenz and Lisa Mandrusiak
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Dec
30
On December 21, 2016 ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 31 in Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Including Downscan and Sidescan Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-921) denying a motion to compel.

By way of background, the underlying investigation is based on a complaint filed by Navico Inc. and Navico Holding AS (“Navico”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain marine sonar imaging devices, including downscan and sidescan devices, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,305,840 (the '840 patent); 8,300,499; and 8,605,550 (the '550 patent). See our July 11, 2014 post for more details on the underlying investigation. On December 1, 2015, the Commission issued its final determination finding a violation of Section 337 by Respondents based on infringement of certain claims of the ‘840 and ‘550 patents, and issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order (“CDO”) directed at Garmin International, Inc. and Garmin USA, Inc. (“Garmin”). On August 18, 2016, the Commission issued a modified limited exclusion order clarifying that certain components being imported by Garmin are covered by the original limited exclusion order.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
29
On December 20, 2016, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 6 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1029).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 14, 2016 complaint filed by Qualcomm 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 mobile electronic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,095,082; 7,999,384; 7,548,407; 8,497,928; and 7,949,367. See our October 19, 2016 and November 15, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
28
On December 20, 2016, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 11 in Certain Athletic Footwear (Inv. No. 337-TA-1018).  
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 10, 2016 complaint filed by Reebok International Ltd. of Canton, Massachusetts and Reebok International Ltd. of the United Kingdom 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 athletic footwear products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,637,035 and 8,505,221.  See our August 10, 2016 and September 12, 2016 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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Dec
27
Further to our October 31, 2016 post, on November 28, 2016, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of his Initial Determination (“ID”) finding a violation of Section 337 in Certain Radiotherapy Systems and Treatment Planning Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-968). Due to the size of the ID, we have split it into the following: part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.

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 (collectively, “Varian”) 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. (collectively, “Elekta”) 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 (“the ’021 patent”); 8,116,430 (“the ’430 patent”); 8,867,703 (“the ’703 patent”); 7,880,154 (“the ’154 patent”); 7,906,770 (“the ’770 patent”); and 8,696,538 (“the ’538 patent’). See our September 30, 2015 and November 3, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Dec
23
On December 16, 2016, ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd. of Bermuda (“ZiiLabs”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC 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 graphics processors, DDR memory controllers, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,677,952 (the ’952 patent), 6,950,350 (the ’350 patent), 7,518,616 (the ’616 patent), and 8,643,659 (the ’659 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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