ALJ Essex

ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices (337-TA-737)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
05
On January 3, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 6 in Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices and Products Interoperable with the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-737).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Chimei Innolux Corporation, Chi Mei Optoelectronics U.S.A., Inc., and Innolux Corporation and Respondents Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation America, Sony Electronics, Inc., and Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Essex Terminates Investigation As To Mipo and Shenzhen Print Media Co. in Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies (337-TA-730)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
07
On January 6, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 11 in Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-730) terminating the investigation as to Respondents Mipo International Ltd. and Shenzhen Print Media Co., Ltd.

According to the Order, Complainants Hewlett-Packard Company and Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. filed a motion to terminate the investigation as to the above-named Respondents on the basis of withdrawing the allegations in the complaint against them.  No parties to the investigation opposed and thus ALJ Essex granted the motion under Commission Rule 210.21(a)(1).

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ALJ Essex Sets Target Date In Certain Mobile Devices (337-TA-750)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
10
Further to our November 24, 2010 post, on January 7, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Mobile Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-750).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex set March 30, 2012 as the target date (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Essex further indicated that any final initial determination on violation should be filed no later than November 30, 2011.  In addition, ALJ Essex noted that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on September 26, 2011.

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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Mobile Devices (337-TA-744)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
11
Further to our December 21, 2010 post, on January 10, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 in Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-744).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for the early exchange of infringement contentions, claim construction terms and proposed constructions.

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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Mobile Devices (337-TA-750)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
21
On January 20, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5:  Setting The Procedural Schedule in Certain Mobile Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-750).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for the early exchange of infringement contentions, claim construction terms and proposed constructions.

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ALJ Essex Sets Target Date In Certain Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-753)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
16
Further to our January 5, 2011 post, on February 15, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 14 in Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-753).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex set May 4, 2012 as the target date (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).  In the Order, ALJ Essex determined that a Markman hearing and an extended target date were not warranted in this investigation.  ALJ Essex further indicated that any final initial determination on violation should be filed no later than January 4, 2012.  In addition, ALJ Essex noted that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on October 12, 2011.

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ALJ Essex Orders Piercing Of Privilege And Production Of Documents In Certain Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-753)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
18
On February 17, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 13 (dated February 11, 2011) granting a stipulated proposal by Complainant Rambus Inc. (“Rambus”), all Respondents, and the Commission Investigative Staff regarding the piercing of privilege and production of privileged Rambus documents in Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing  Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-753).

According to the order, all parties sought to apply Order No. 15 from Investigation No. 337-TA-661 to the instant investigation.

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Update In Certain Mobile Devices (337-TA-744)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
24
Further to our January 11, 2011 post, on February 22, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice regarding the Markman hearing in Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-744).

According to the notice, ALJ Essex determined that the Markman hearing originally scheduled to begin on March 1, 2011, will take place on March 7-8, 2011 in Hearing Room B.

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ALJ Essex Sets 17 Month Target Date In Certain Game Devices (337-TA-757)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
03
Further to our January 26, 2011 post, on March 1, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 in Certain Game Devices, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-757).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex set June 28, 2012 as the target date (which is approximately 17 months after institution of the investigation).  In the Order, ALJ Essex explained that Commission rules permit the ALJ to set a target date that exceeds 16 months for good cause.  Complainant Microsoft Corporation proposed a twelve month target date while Respondents Datel Design and Development Ltd., Datel Direct Ltd., Datel Holdings Ltd., Datel Electronics Ltd., and Datel Design and Development Inc. as well as the Commission Investigative Staff proposed a seventeen month target date. 

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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-753)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
08
On March 3, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 16 in Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-753).

In the Order, ALJ Essex determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on October 12, 2011.

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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Game Devices (337-TA-757)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
18
Further to our March 3, 2011 post, on March 17, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5:  Setting The Procedural Schedule in Certain Game Devices, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-757).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for the early exchange of infringement contentions, claim construction terms and proposed constructions.

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ALJ Essex Sets Target Date In Certain Strollers and Playards (337-TA-762)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
13
Further to our March 2, 2011 post, on April 12, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3: Setting the Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedule in Certain Strollers and Playards (Inv. No. 337-TA-762).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set July 9, 2012 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).  Therefore, any final initial determination is due no later than March 9, 2012.

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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Strollers and Playards (337-TA-762)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
11
Further to our March 2, 2011 and April 13, 2011 posts, on May 10, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5: Setting the Procedural Schedule in Certain Strollers and Playards (Inv. No. 337-TA-762).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule for the investigation.  According to the Order, the evidentiary hearing will commence on February 22, 2012, the Initial Determination is due on May 10, 2012, and the target date for completing this investigation is September 10, 2012.

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ALJ Essex Issues Claim Construction Order In Certain Mobile Devices (337-TA-744)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
24
On May 17, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 6 (dated April 22, 2011) in Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-744).  In the Order, ALJ Essex construed various claim terms in connection with the asserted U.S. Patent Nos. 5,579,517 (the ‘517 patent), 5,758,352 (the ‘352 patent), 6,578,054 (the ‘054 patent), 6,370,566 (the ‘566 patent), 6,621,746 (the ‘746 patent), 6,826,762 (the ‘762 patent), 7,644,376 (the ‘376 patent), 6,909,910 (the ‘910 patent), and 5,564,133 (the ‘133 patent).

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is Microsoft Corp. (“Microsoft”) and the Respondents are Motorola, Inc. and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (collectively, “Motorola”). According to the Order, ALJ Essex conducted a Markman hearing on March 7-8, 2011.

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ALJ Essex Sets Target Date In Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices (337-TA-769)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
06
Further to our April 20, 2011 post, on June 2, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3: Setting the Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedule in Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices, Related Software, And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-769).

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington.  The Respondents are Barnes & Noble, Inc. of New York, New York, barnesandnoble.com LLC of New York, New York, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, Foxconn Electronics, Inc. of Taiwan, Foxconn Precision Component (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. of China, Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. of Hong Kong, and Inventec Corporation of Taiwan.

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ALJ Essex Denies Motion to Stay Pending Federal Circuit Appeal in Certain Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-753)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
10
On June 9, 2011, ALJ Essex issued the public version of Order No. 22 (dated May 9, 2011) denying a motion to stay filed by respondents Broadcom Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., LSI Corp., MediaTek Inc., NVIDIA Corp., STMicroelectronics Inc., Audio Partnership Plc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Garmin International Inc., Motorola Mobility, Inc., Oppo Digital, Inc., and Seagate Technology (collectively, “Respondents”) in Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-753). 

Respondents filed the motion seeking a stay until the completion of the Federal Circuit NVidia Appeal on a closely related investigation (Inv. No. 337-TA-661) or until December 31, 2001, whichever comes first.

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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule in Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices (337-TA-769)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
21
Further to our April 20, 2011 and June 6, 2011 posts, on June 17, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4: Setting the Procedural Schedule in Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices, Related Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-769).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for an evidentiary hearing that will commence on February 6, 2012.

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Freescale In Certain Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-753)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
22
On June 20, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 26 in Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-753).

By way of background, this Investigation is based on a December 1, 2010 complaint filed by Rambus, Inc., of Sunnyvale, California (“Rambus”) alleging violation of Section 337 by more than thirty named Respondents, including Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. of Austin, Texas (“Freescale”), Broadcom Corporation of Irvine, California (“Broadcom”), Cisco Systems, Inc., of San Jose, California, and Motorola, Inc., of Schaumburg, Illinois for infringing U.S. Patent Nos. 6,470,405; 6,591,353; 7,287,109; 7,602,857; 7,602,858; and/or 7,715,494.  See our January 5, 2011 post for more details.

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ALJ Essex Sets Target Date In Certain Lighting Control Devices (337-TA-776)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
27
Further to our June 13, 2011 post, on July 25, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5: Setting the Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedule in Certain Lighting Control Devices Including Dimmer Switches and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-776).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set October 15, 2012 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).  Therefore, any final initial determination is due no later than June 15, 2012.

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