By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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May
12
On May 10, 2017, Aqua Shield, Inc. of West Babylon, New York (“Aqua Shield”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Inter Pool Cover Team of the Czech Republic, Alukov HZ Spol. S.R.O. of the Czech Republic, Alukov, Spol. S.R.O. of Slovakia, Pool & Spa Enclosures, LLC of Monroe Township, New Jersey, and PoolAndSpa.com of Las Vegas, Nevada (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain pool and spa enclosures that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,637,160 (the ’160 patent).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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May
11
On May 9, 2017, ARRIS Enterprises LLC of Suwanee, Georgia (“ARRIS”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that Sony Corp. of Japan, Sony Corp. of America of New York, New York, Sony Electronics Inc. of San Diego, California, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Inc. of Japan, Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. of San Mateo, California, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC of San Mateo, California, and Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC of San Mateo, California (collectively, “Sony”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain consumer electronic devices, including televisions, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets, and network-enabled DVD and Blu-Ray players that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,473,858 (the ’858 patent), 6,934,148 (the ’148 patent), 7,113,502 (the ’502 patent), 7,752,564 (the ’564 patent), 8,300,156 (the ’156 patent), and 9,521,466 (the ’466 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz and Lisa Mandrusiak
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May
10
On May 5, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued its opinion vacating the Initial Determination (“ID”) granting a motion of summary determination of non-infringement in in Certain Access Control Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1016) and remanding the case to ALJ Thomas B. Pender.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 5, 2016 complaint filed by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. of Elmhurst, Illinois 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 access control systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,161,319; 7,196,611; and 7,339,336. See our July 5, 2016 and August 12, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
09
On May 4, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 19 (dated April 21, 2017) in Certain L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan Products, and Their Methods of Production (Inv. No. 337-TA-1005).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2016 complaint filed by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Ajinomoto Heartland 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 L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,666,655 and 6,180,373. See our May 10, 2016 and June 13, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
08
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice of Final Determination on violation of Section 337 in Certain Network Devices, Related Software, and Components Thereof (II) (Inv. No. 337-TA-945).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 19, 2014 complaint filed by Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain networking equipment and components and software thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,023,853; 6,377,577; 7,460,492; 7,061,875; 7,224,668; and 8,051,211. See our December 29, 2014 and February 6, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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