By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
26
On September 22, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 6 in 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. 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 and July 27, 2017 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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Sep
25
On September 19, 2017, FujiFilm Corporation of Japan and FujiFilm Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. of Bedford, Massachusetts (collectively, “FujiFilm”) filed a complaint (see part 1 and part 2) requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Storage Media Solutions Corporation of Japan, Sony Storage Media Manufacturing Corporation of Japan, Sony DADC US Inc. of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Sony Latin America Inc. of Miami, Florida (collectively, “Sony”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain magnetic data storage tapes and cartridges containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,630,256 (the ’256 patent), 6,835,451 (the ’451 patent), 7,011,899 (the ’899 patent), 6,462,905 (the ’905 patent), and 6,783,094 (the ’094 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Michael West
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Sep
22
On September 11, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Audio Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1071).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 10, 2017 complaint filed by Broadcom Limited of San Jose, California and Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Of Singapore. An amended complaint was filed on August 16, 2017 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 wireless audio systems for sale after importation based on infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,684,060 (“the ’060 patent”). See our August 18, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Sep
22
On September 19, 2017, Cotton Babies, Inc. of Fenton, Missouri (“Cotton Babies”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Alvababy.com of China, Shenzhen Adsel Trading Co., Ltd. d/b/a Alva of China, and Huizhou Huapin Garment Co., Ltd. of China (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain reusable diapers, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,518,007 (the ’007 patent) and U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 4,120,270 (the ’270 trademark).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Sep
21
On September 19, 2017, Metglas, Inc. of Conway, South Carolina (“Metglas”) and Hitachi Metals, Ltd. of Japan (“HML”) (collectively, “Complainants”) 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 amorphous metal and products containing same, including amorphous metal ribbon (“AMR”) and amorphous cores made from such AMR, that were manufactured using Complainants’ misappropriated trade secrets:
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