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Johnson Outdoors Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

On July 18, 2014, Johnson Outdoors Inc. of Racine, Wisconsin and Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. of Eufaula, Alabama (collectively, “Johnson Outdoors”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Garmin International, Inc., Garmin North America, Inc., and Garmin USA, Inc.—all of Olathe, Kansas—and Garmin […]

Federal Circuit Affirms In X2Y Attenuators Appeal (2013-1340)

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

On July 7, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in X2Y Attenuators, LLC  v. Int’l Trade Comm’n (2013-1340).  This was an appeal by X2Y Attenuators, LLC (“X2Y”) from the International Trade Commission’s (the “Commission”) final determination in Certain Microprocessors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-781). In the opinion, the Federal Circuit […]

ITC Adopts Commission Investigative Staff Report As Advisory Opinion In Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices (337-TA-823)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

On June 30, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice in the advisory opinion proceeding in Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-823).  In the notice, the Commission determined to adopt a report prepared by the Commission Investigative Staff (“OUII”) as the Commission’s advisory opinion in the proceeding. By way […]

Choon’s Design Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Loom Kits For Creating Linked Articles

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

On July 1, 2014, Choon’s Design Inc. of Wixom, Michigan (“Choon’s”) 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 loom kits for […]

Macronix Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Devices Containing Non-Volatile Memory

Monday, June 30th, 2014

On June 27, 2014, Macronix International Co., Ltd. of Taiwan and Macronix America, Inc. of Milpitas, California (collectively, “Macronix”) 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 […]

ITC Issues Article Regarding Section 337 Investigation Statistics

Friday, June 13th, 2014

On June 10, 2014, the International Trade Commission (“ITC” or the “Commission”) issued an article regarding statistical facts and trends relating to certain aspects of Section 337 investigations. According to the article, the number of new Section 337 investigations has remained at elevated levels over the past several years.  While the number of new investigations […]

Navico Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Including Downscan And Sidescan Devices

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

On June 9, 2014, Navico, Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Navico Holding AS of Norway (collectively, “Navico”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Garmin International, Inc., Garmin North America, Inc., and Garmin USA, Inc.—all of Olathe, Kansas—and Garmin (Asia) Corp. of Taiwan (collectively, […]

ALJ Bullock Issues Claim Construction Order In Certain Antivenom Compositions (337-TA-903)

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

On June 3, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 23 (dated May 21, 2014) in Certain Antivenom Compositions and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-903).  In the Order, ALJ Bullock construed various claim terms in the asserted U.S. Patent No. 8,048,414 (the ‘414 patent). By way of […]

Freescale Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Integrated Circuits

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

On May 12, 2014, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. of Austin, Texas (“Freescale”) 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 integrated circuits and […]

Bear Archery Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Archery Products

Monday, May 12th, 2014

On May 9, 2014, Bear Archery, Inc. of Evansville, Indiana (“Bear Archery”) and SOP Services, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337. The complaint alleges that Ningbo Topoint Outdoor Sports Co., Ltd. of China (“Topoint”) unlawfully imports into the U.S., sells […]