By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Nov
06
On October 26, 2017, Caterpillar Inc. of Peoria, Illinois and Caterpillar Paving Products, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota (collectively, “Caterpillar”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Wirtgen GmbH of Germany, Joseph Vogele AG of Germany, Wirtgen Group Holding GmbH of Germany, and Wirtgen America, Inc. of Antioch, Tennessee (collectively, “Wirtgen”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain road construction machines and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,140,693 (the ’693 patent), 9,045,871 (the ’871 patent), and 7,641,419 (the ’419 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Nov
03
On October 25, 2017, LG Chem, Ltd. of South Korea, LG Chem Michigan Inc. of Holland, Michigan, LG Chem Power Inc. of Troy, Michigan, and Toray Industries, Inc. of Japan (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 batteries and electrochemical devices containing composite separators, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,662,517 (the ’517 patent), 7,638,241 (the ’241 patent), and 7,709,152 (the ’152 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
02
On October 31, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Industrial Automation Systems and Components Thereof Including Control Systems, Controllers, Visualization Hardware, Motion and Motor Control Systems, Networking Equipment, Safety Devices, and Power Supplies (Inv. No. 337-TA-1074).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 6, 2017 complaint filed by Rockwell Automation, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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 industrial automation systems and components thereof including control systems, controllers, visualization hardware, motion and motor control systems, networking equipment, safety devices, and power supplies that infringe various Rockwell trademarks and copyrights. See our September 14, 2017 and October 12, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Nov
01
On October 24, 2017, National Products Inc. of Seattle, Washington (“NPI”) filed a complaint (part 1 and part 2) 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 mounting apparatuses for holding portable electronic devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,544,161 (the ’161 patent), D703,657 (the ’657 patent), 8,186,636 (the ’636 patent), D571,278 (the ’278 patent), D574,204 (the ’204 patent), and 9,568,148 (the ’148 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”), as well as U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 4,254,086 (the ’086 trademark):
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
31
On October 25, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Shaving Cartridges, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1079).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 25, 2017 complaint filed by The Gillette Company LLC of Boston, 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 certain shaving cartridges, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,193,077. See our September 27, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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