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ITC Issues Notice of Final Determination Finding Violation And General Exclusion Order In Certain Protective Cases (337-TA-780)

Monday, November 5th, 2012

On October 31, 2012, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice finding a violation of Section 337, and determining that a general exclusion order and several cease and desist orders should issue in Certain Protective Cases and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-780). By way of background, Otter Products, LLC (“Otter”) filed its complaint […]

ITC Issues Remedies and Notice Of Final Determination Finding Violation In Certain Lighting Control Devices (337-TA-776)

Friday, October 19th, 2012

On October 17, 2012, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice that it terminated the investigation finding a violation of Section 337 and issued a general exclusion order and cease and desist orders directed against the Respondents in Certain Lighting Control Devices Including Dimmer Switches and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-776). By way of background, […]

ALJ Gildea Denies Joint Request For Initial Determination of No Violation, But Terminates Investigation based on Withdrawal of Complaint in Certain Devices for Mobile Data Communication (337-TA-809)

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

On October 11, 2012, ALJ Gildea issued Order No. 57, denying (i) Complainant Unwired Planet’s (formerly Openwave Systems, Inc.) motion to stay the procedural schedule pending resolution of Complainant’s concurrently filed acknowledgement that under ALJ Gildea’s claim constructions, Respondents do not infringe the asserted patents remaining in the investigation, and (ii) a joint request by the […]

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-858) Regarding Certain Devices With Secure Communications Capabilities

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

On October 16, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Devices with Secure Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-858). The investigation is based on a September 14, 2012 complaint filed by VirnetX, Inc., of Zephyr Cove, Nevada, […]

ALJ Gildea Denies Motion to Quash Nonparty Deposition In Certain Consumer Electronics (337-TA-839)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

On October 16, 2012, ALJ James E. Gildea issued Order No. 13 (dated September 20, 2012) denying a motion to quash a deposition by a nonparty in Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets (Inv. No. 337-TA-839).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Pragmatus AV, LLC alleging violation […]

ALJ Gildea Grants-In-Part Motion To Compel And Denies Motion To Strike In Certain Electronic Devices For Capturing And Transmitting Images (337-TA-831)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

On October 15 and October 16, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order No. 22 (dated August 23, 2012) and Order No. 28 (dated September 25, 2012), respectively, in Certain Electronic Devices for Capturing and Transmitting Images, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-831). According to Order No. 22, complainant Eastman Kodak […]

ALJ Essex Grants Complainant Peregrine’s Unopposed Motion to Withdraw Complaint in Certain Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (337-TA-848)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

On October 15, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 9, granting Complainant Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation’s (“Peregrine”) unopposed motion to withdraw its complaint in Certain Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Devices Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-848).  According to the order, Peregrine’s motion stated that there were no agreements between the parties concerning the subject […]

ALJ Bullock Sets Target Date in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855)

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Further to our September 19, 2012 post, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock on October 12, 2012, issued Order No. 18 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). In the Order, ALJ Bullock set March 21, 2014 as the target date for completing the investigation (which […]

ALJ Shaw Grants Motion to Terminate Investigation As To OnlineTechStores in Certain Toner Cartridges (337-TA-829)

Monday, October 15th, 2012

On October 11, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 18 in Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof  (Inv. No. 337-TA-829). According to the order, Respondent OnlineTechStores.com, Inc. filed a motion to terminate this investigation based on a consent order stipulation and proposed consent order.  The Commission Investigative Staff supported the motion and no other […]

ITC Publishes New Proposed Rules Regarding Scope of Discovery

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

On October 5, 2012, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) published a Notice of proposed rulemaking, announcing amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure.  In particular, the Commission proposes to amend Section 210.27 by adding new subsections (c), (d), and (e) that include specific limitations on electronically stored information, new general limitations on discovery, and […]