Settlements

ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To ASPEC In Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (337-TA-1006)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
10
On August 2, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 11in Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (Inv. No. 337-TA-1006).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 11, 2016 complaint filed by Daimler AG of Germany (“Daimler”) 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 passenger vehicle automotive wheels that infringe various design patents and trademarks owned by Daimler.  See our April 11, 2016 and June 16, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Texas Instruments In Certain Computing Or Graphics Systems (337-TA-984)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
11
On August 2, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 49 in Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-984).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 28, 2015 complaint filed by Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC (“AST”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation and sale of certain computing or graphics systems, components thereof, and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,339,428 (“the ’428 patent”); 6,546,439; (“the ’439 patent); 6,630,935; (“the ’935 patent”); and 8,933,945 (“the ’945 patent”).  See our December 29, 2015 and January 29, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To BMW, Toyota and Harman In Certain Computing Or Graphics Systems (337-TA-984)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
15
On September 14, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued public versions of Order Nos. 53-55 (dated August 14, 2016) in Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-984).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 28, 2015 complaint filed by Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC (“AST”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation and sale of certain computing or graphics systems, components thereof, and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,339,428 (“the ’428 patent”); 6,546,439; (“the ’439 patent); 6,630,935; (“the ’935 patent”); and 8,933,945 (“the ’945 patent”).  See our December 29, 2015 and January 29, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Mercury Cable & Energy In Certain Electrical Conductor Composite Cores (337-TA-995)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
26
On September 23, 2016, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 9 in Certain Electrical Conductor Composite Cores and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-995).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by CTC Global Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electrical conductor composite cores and components thereof used in electrical transmission lines that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,211,319 and 7,368,162.  See our April 8, 2016 and May 12, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Jinhua Kingwe Electrical In Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (337-TA-1015)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
28
On September 8, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 12 in Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer 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 hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel's trade dress.  See our June 27, 2016 and July 26, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To ACL Group In Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (337-TA-1015)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
30
On September 28, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 15 in Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer 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 hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel's trade dress.  See our June 27, 2016 and July 26, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation As To Wilsonart In Certain Quartz Slabs (337-TA-996)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
14
On October 12, 2016, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 20 in Certain Quartz Slabs and Portions Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-996).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 14, 2016 complaint filed by Cambria Company LLC (“Cambria”) of Belle Plaine, Minnesota alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain quartz slabs and portions thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. D712,670; D713,154; D737,058; D737,576; D737,577; and D738,630.  See our April 14, 2016 and May 13, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To The Fujitsu Ten, Honda and Renesas Respondents In Certain Computing Or Graphics Systems (337-TA-984)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
27
On October 24, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued public versions of Order Nos. 57-59 in Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-984).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 28, 2015 complaint filed by Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC (“AST”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation and sale of certain computing or graphics systems, components thereof, and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,339,428 (“the ’428 patent”); 6,546,439; (“the ’439 patent); 6,630,935; (“the ’935 patent”); and 8,933,945 (“the ’945 patent”).  See our December 29, 2015 and January 29, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Trade Union International In Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (337-TA-1006)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
15
On December 1, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 17 in Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (Inv. No. 337-TA-1006).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 11, 2016 complaint filed by Daimler AG (“Daimler”) 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 passenger vehicle automotive wheels that infringe various design patents and trademarks owned by Daimler. See our April 11, 2016 and June 16, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Athletic Footwear (337-TA-1018)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
28
On December 20, 2016, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 11 in Certain Athletic Footwear (Inv. No. 337-TA-1018).  
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 10, 2016 complaint filed by Reebok International Ltd. of Canton, Massachusetts and Reebok International Ltd. of the United Kingdom 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 athletic footwear products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,637,035 and 8,505,221.  See our August 10, 2016 and September 12, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles (337-TA-998)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
05
On January 3, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 15 in Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-998).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by certain European automakers (Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain hybrid electrical vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,104,347; 7,237,634; and 8,214,097. See our April 18, 2016 and May 20, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation In Certain Wearable Activity Tracking Devices (337-TA-973)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
06
On January 3, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 27 in Certain Wearable Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-973).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Fitbit, Inc. (“Fitbit”) alleging violation of section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wearable activity tracking devices, systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,920,332 (“the ’332 patent”), 8,868,337 (“the ’337 patent”), and 9,089,760 (“the ’760 patent”). See our November 2, 2015 and December 3, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. On August 9, 2016, ALJ Pender issued the public version of Order No. 24 granting Respondents AliphCom d/b/a Jawbone and BodyMedia, Inc.’s (collectively, “Jawbone”) motion for summary determination of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and terminating the investigation in its entirety. See our August 18, 2016 post for more details on the Initial Determination (“ID”). On September 7, 2016, the ITC issued a notice and order reviewing-in-part and vacating-in-part the ID with respect to the ’332 and ’377 patents. See our September 29, 2016 post for more details on the ITC’s notice and order.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Various Respondents In Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (337-TA-1006)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
24
On January 23, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 24 in Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (Inv. No. 337-TA-1006).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 11, 2016 complaint filed by Daimler AG (“Daimler”) 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 passenger vehicle automotive wheels that infringe various design patents and trademarks owned by Daimler. See our April 11, 2016 and June 16, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems (337-TA-997)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
27
On January 24, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 44 in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-997).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 14, 2016 complaint filed by Complainants ResMed Corp., ResMed Inc., and ResMed Ltd.’s (collectively, “ResMed”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Respondents BMC Medical Co., Ltd., 3B Medical, Inc., and 3B Products, LLC (collectively, “Respondents”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain sleep-disordered breathing treatment systems and components thereof that infringe—or are made, produced, or processed by a process that infringes—one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. RE44,453; 8,020,551; 8,006,691; and 9,072,860. See our April 15, 2016 and May 16, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation As To Inventist In Certain Personal Transporters (337-TA-1007/1021)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
02
On January 30, 2017 ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 25 in Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1007/1021).

By way of background, the 337-TA-1007 investigation is based on a May 18, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230; 6,651,763; 7,023,330; 7,275,607; 7,479,872; and 9,188,984 and/or infringe certain U.S. registered trademarks owned by Segway. See our May 18, 2016 and June 28, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. The 337-TA-1021 investigation is based on an August 16, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230 and 7,275,607. See our August 18, 2016 and September 22, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. These investigations were subsequently consolidated.
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ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation In Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (337-TA-1029)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
15
On February 13, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 8 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1029).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 14, 2016 complaint filed by Qualcomm 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 mobile electronic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,095,082; 7,999,384; 7,548,407; 8,497,928; and 7,949,367. See our October 19, 2016 and November 15, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Direct Tools In Certain Access Control Systems (337-TA-1016)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
16
On February 14, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 15 in Certain Access Control Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1016).

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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ALJ Lord Terminates Investigation In Certain Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (337-TA-1014)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
23
On February 22, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 13 in Certain Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1014).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Schütz Container Systems 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 intermediate bulk containers that infringe Schütz’s trade dress. See our June 22, 2016 and July 25, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Global Box In Certain Mobile Device Holders (337-TA-1028)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
15
On February 28, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 8 in Certain Mobile Device Holders and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1028).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 6, 2016 complaint filed by Nite Ize, 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 mobile device holders and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,870,146; 8,602,376; D734,746; and D719,959. See our October 10, 2016 and November 8, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation As To Razor In Certain Personal Transporters (337-TA-1007/1021)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
23
On March 22, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 28 in Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1007/1021).

By way of background, the 337-TA-1007 investigation is based on a May 18, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230; 6,651,763; 7,023,330; 7,275,607; 7,479,872; and 9,188,984 and/or infringe certain U.S. registered trademarks owned by Segway. See our May 18, 2016 and June 28, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. The 337-TA-1021 investigation is based on an August 16, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230 and 7,275,607. See our August 18, 2016 and September 22, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. These investigations were subsequently consolidated.
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