ALJ Orders
By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
14
On July 13, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 22 in Certain Flash Memory Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1034).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2016 complaint filed by Memory Technologies, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada 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 flash memory devices and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. RE45,542; RE45,486; 7,565,469; 9,063,850; and 8,307,180. See our December 20, 2016 and January 9, 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
13
On July 5, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 5 in Certain Ink Cartridges (Inv. No. 337-TA-565/946).

By way of background, this proceeding is based on an April 2017 request filed by Ninestar Image Tech Ltd., Ninestar Technology Company, Ltd. and Apex Microtech Ltd. (collectively, “Ninestar”) seeking an advisory opinion that Ninestar’s re-manufactured ink cartridges are outside the scope of the existing general exclusion and cease and desist orders. The underlying 337-TA-946 investigation is based on a December 23, 2014 complaint filed by Epson Portland Inc., Epson America, Inc., and Seiko Epson Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain unauthorized, aftermarket ink cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,366,233; 8,454,116; 8,794,749; 8,801,163; and 8,882,513. See our December 29, 2014 and February 11, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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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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Jun
30
On June 22, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 6 in Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1054).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 30, 2017 complaint filed by Varidesk LLC of Coppell, 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 height-adjustable desk platforms and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,113,703; 9,277,809; and 9,554,644. See our April 14, 2017 and May 3, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
29
On June 22, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1050).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., and Ardent, 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 dental ceramics and products thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,452,836; 6,517,623; 6,802,894; and 6,455,451. See our March 20, 2017 and April 25, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
28
On June 21, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 8 in Certain Collapsible Sockets For Mobile Electronic Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1057).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by PopSockets 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 collapsible sockets for mobile electronic devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,560,031. 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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Jun
16
On June 15, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 5 in Certain Collapsible Sockets For Mobile Electronic Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1056).    
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by PopSockets LLC of Boulder, Colorado 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 collapsible sockets for mobile electronic devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,560,031.  See our April 14, 2017 and May 15, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
15
On June 15, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 4 in Certain Collapsible Sockets For Mobile Electronic Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1056).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by PopSockets LLC of Boulder, Colorado 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 collapsible sockets for mobile electronic devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,560,031. See our April 14, 2017 and May 15, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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