By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
12
On July 10, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 8 in Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1051).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics Alabama, Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., 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 LTE wireless communication devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,916,714; 8,107,456; 9,191,173; 9,225,572; and 8,891,560. See our March 28, 2017 and April 27, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
11
On July 5, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1058).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 28, 2017 complaint filed by Sony Corp., Sony Storage Media Solutions Corp., Sony Storage Media Manufacturing Corp., Sony DADC US Inc., and Sony Latin America 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 magnetic tape cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,674,596; 6,979,501; and 7,029,774. See our May 4, 2017 and May 26, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
10
On July 6, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 8 in Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1055).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2017 complaint filed by Electric Mirror, LLC and Kelvin 42 LLC 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 mirrors with internal illumination and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,853,414; 7,805,260; 7,559,668; D704,938; and D579,671. See our March 16, 2017 and May 5, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
07
On July 7, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Backpack Chairs (Inv. No. 337-TA-1062).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 8, 2017 complaint filed by Rio Brands, LLC of West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 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 backpack chairs that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. RE39,022. See our June 14, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Jul
06
On June 30, 2017, 3M Company and 3M Innovative Properties Company (collectively, “3M”)—both of St. Paul, Minnesota—filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Amphenol Corp. of Wallingford, Connecticut, Amphenol Interconnect Products Corp. of Endicott, New York, Amphenol Cables on Demand Corp. of Endicott, New York, Amphenol Assemble Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. of China, Amphenol (Xiamen) High Speed Cable Co., Ltd. of China, and Amphenol East Asia Limited (Taiwan) of Taiwan (collectively, “Amphenol”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain shielded electrical ribbon cables and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,933,333 (the ’333 patent), 9,601,236 (the ’236 patent), and 9,627,106 (the ’106 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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