By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
26
On January 25, 2018, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 34 in Certain Robotic Vacuum Cleaning Devices and Components Thereof Such As Spare Parts (Inv. No. 337-TA-1057).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 18, 2017 complaint filed by iRobot Corp. of Bedford, 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 robotic vacuum cleaning devices and components thereof such as spare parts that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,809,490; 7,155,308; 8,474,090; 8,600,553; 9,038,233; and 9,486,924. See our April 26, 2017 and May 22, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
24
On January 23, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 9 in Certain Pool And Spa Enclosures (Inv. No. 337-TA-1069).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2017 complaint filed by Aqua Shield, 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 pool and spa enclosures that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,637,160. See our May 12, 2017 and September 13, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
22
On January 19, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Subsea Telecommunication Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1098).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2017 complaint filed by Neptune Subsea Acquisitions Ltd. of the United Kingdom, Neptune Subsea IP Ltd. of the United Kingdom, and Xtera, Inc. of Allen, Texas 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 subsea telecommunication systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,380,068; 7,860,403; 8,971,171; 8,351,798; and 8,406,637. See our December 29, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
19
On January 19, 2018, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 3 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1093).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2017 complaint filed by Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego, California 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 and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,154,356; 9,473,336; 8,063,674 ; 7,693,002; and 9,552,633. See our December 7, 2017 and January 3, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
18
On January 17, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Load Supporting Systems, Including Composite Mat Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1095).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2017 complaint filed by Newpark Mats & Integrated Services LLC of The Woodlands, Texas 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 load supporting systems, including composite mat systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,511,257 and 6,695,527. See our December 20, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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