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ALJ Lord Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Television Sets (337-TA-910)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
27
On March 25, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 4 in Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-910).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 28, 2014 complaint filed by Cresta Technology Corp. of Santa Clara, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain television sets, television receivers, television tuners, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,075,585, 7,265,792, and 7,251,466.  See our January 30, 2014 and March 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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ALJ Lord Denies Third Party Motion To Quash Or Limit Subpoena In Certain Optical Disc Drives (337-TA-897

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
09
On March 27, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 44 denying third party Flashpoint Technologies Inc.’s Motion to Quash or Limit Subpoena in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897).

According to the Order, subpoenas duces tecum and ad testificandum were issued and served upon third party Flashpoint Technologies Inc. (“Flashpoint”) by Respondents MediaTek, Inc., MediaTek USA, Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Nintendo Co., Ltd., Nintendo of America, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics, U.S.A., Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd., Lenovo (United States) Inc., Toshiba Corporation, and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (collectively, the “Respondents”).  Flashpoint filed a motion to quash the subpoenas and Respondents filed a response to Flashpoint’s motion to quash. 

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ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Navico In Certain Navigation Products (337-TA-900)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
09
On April 8, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 14 in Certain Navigation Products, Including GPS Devices, Navigation and Display Systems, Radar Systems, Navigational Aids, Mapping Systems and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-900).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 23, 2013 complaint filed by Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. and Furuno U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, “Furuno”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain navigation products, including GPS devices, navigation and display systems, radar systems, navigational aids, mapping systems, and related software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,084,565, 6,424,292, 7,161,561, and 7,768,447.  See our September 25, 2013 and November 12, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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ALJ Lord Denies Motion To Compel Deposition In Certain Optical Disc Drives (337-TA-897)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
10
On March 25, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 42 denying Respondents’ motion to compel Complainant’s employee Ryan Fry for an additional day of deposition and to reimburse fees and costs associated therewith in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897).

By way of background, the investigation in this case is based on a September 3, 2013 complaint and September 20, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Optical Devices, LLC (“Optical”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain optical disc drives, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,904,007; 7,196,979; 8,416,651; RE40,927; RE42,913; and RE43,681.  See our September 6, 2013 and October 23, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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ALJ Lord Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Television Sets (337-TA-910)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
11
On April 2, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 7 in Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-910).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 28, 2014 complaint filed by Cresta Technology Corp. of Santa Clara, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain television sets, television receivers, television tuners, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,075,585, 7,265,792, and 7,251,466.  See our January 30, 2014 and March 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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ALJ Lord Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Sulfentrazone (337-TA-914)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
16
On April 15, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Sulfentrazone, Sulfentrazone Compositions, and Processes for Making Sulfentrazone (Inv. No. 337-TA-914).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 5, 2014 complaint filed by FMC Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain certain sulfentrazone active ingredient and formulated sulfentrazone compositions made by a process that infringes one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,169,952 (the ‘952 patent).  See our March 6, 2014 and April 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. 

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ALJ Lord Designates Investigation “More Complicated” And Sets Procedural Schedule For Motion For Temporary Relief In Certain Sulfentrazone (337-TA-914)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
23
On April 22, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 6 in Certain Sulfentrazone, Sulfentrazone Compositions, and Processes for Making Sulfentrazone (Inv. No. 337-TA-914).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 5, 2014 complaint filed by FMC Corp. (“FMC”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain certain sulfentrazone active ingredient and formulated sulfentrazone compositions made by a process that infringes one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,169,952 (the ‘952 patent).  See our March 6, 2014 and April 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. 

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ALJ Lord Issues Public Version Of Initial Determination In Certain Integrated Circuit Chips (337-TA-859)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
07
Further to our March 24, 2014 post, on April 21, 2014 ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Integrated Circuit Chips and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-859).  Due to the large size of the ID, we have split the document into part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.

By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by Realtek Semiconductor Corporation (“Realtek”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S., sale for importation, or sale within the U.S. after importation of certain integrated circuit chips and products containing the same that infringe one or more of claims 1-22 of U.S. Patent No. 6,787,928 (the ‘928 patent) and claims 1-22 of U.S. Patent No. 6,963,226 (the ‘226 patent).  See our September 20, 2012 and October 22, 2012 posts for more details on Realtek’s complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.  The respondents in the investigation are LSI Corporation and Seagate Technology (collectively, “Respondents”).  On January 30, 2013, former ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. partially terminated the investigation with respect to the ‘226 patent.  See our February 1, 2013 post for more details. 

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ALJ Lord Denies Respondents’ Request For Adoption Of Early Claim Construction Procedure In Certain Television Sets (337-TA-910)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
19
On May 9, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 10 in Certain Television  Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-910).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 28, 2014 complaint filed by Cresta Technology Corp. of Santa Clara, California (“Cresta”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain television sets, television receivers, television tuners, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,075,585, 7,265,792, and 7,251,466.  See our January 30, 2014 and March 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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ALJ Lord Issues Notice Denying Motion For Temporary Relief In Certain Sulfentrazone (337-TA-914)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
13
On August 12, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice Regarding Initial Determination Concerning Complainant's Motion for Temporary Relief ("IDTR") in Certain Sulfentrazone, Sulfentrazone Compositions, and Processes for Making Sulfentrazone (Inv. No. 337-TA-914).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 5, 2014 complaint filed by FMC Corp. ("FMC") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain certain sulfentrazone active ingredient and formulated sulfentrazone compositions made by a process that infringes one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,169,952 (the '952 patent). See our March 6, 2014 and April 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-920)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
18
On August 14, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 8 in Certain Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-920).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 12, 2014 complaint filed by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated circuits and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,962,926; 7,158,432; 7,230,505; 7,518,947; 7,626,276; and 7,746,716.  See our May 14, 2014 and July 1, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Non-Volatile Memory Chips (337-TA-916)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
22
On August 15, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 11 in Certain Non-Volatile Memory Chips and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-916).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 29, 2014 complaint filed by Spansion LLC alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain non-volatile memory chips and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,246,611; 6,744,666; 6,399,446; and 6,436,766.  See our May 1, 2014 and June 3, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Raymarine In Certain Navigation Products (337-TA-900)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
25
On August 21, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 27 in Certain Navigation Products, Including GPS Devices, Navigation and Display Systems, Radar Systems, Navigational Aids, Mapping Systems and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-900).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 23, 2013 complaint filed by Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. and Furuno U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, "Furuno") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain navigation products, including GPS devices, navigation and display systems, radar systems, navigational aids, mapping systems, and related software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,084,565, 6,424,292, 7,161,561, and 7,768,447.  See our September 25, 2013 and November 12, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Communications Or Computing Devices (337-TA-925)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
26
On August 22, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Communications Or Computing Devices And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-924).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 16, 2014 complaint filed by Enterprise Systems Technologies S.a.r.l. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain communications or computing devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,454,201; 6,594,366; 6,691,302; and 5,870,610.  See our July 17, 2014 and August 18, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Issues Initial Determination Denying Motion For Temporary Relief In Certain Sulfentrazone (337-TA-914)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
10
On August 28, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of an Initial Determination ("ID") On Complainant's Motion for Temporary Relief in Certain Sulfentrazone, Sulfentrazone Compositions, and Processes For Making Sulfentrazone (Inv. No. 337-TA-914).

By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by FMC Corp. ("FMC") alleging the violation of Section 337 by Summit Agro USA, LLC, Summit Agro North America, Holding Corporation (collectively, "Summit"), Nutrichem Co., Ltd. ("Nutrichem"), and Jiangxi Heyi Chemicals Co., Ltd. ("Heyi") (collectively, "Respondents") in the importation into the U.S., sale for importation, or sale after importation of certain sulfentrazone, sulfentrazone compositions, and processes for making sulfentrazone that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,169,952 (the '952 patent).  See our March 6, 2014 and April 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.  When filing the complaint, FMC moved for temporary relief under subsection (e) of Section 337.
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ALJ Lord Grants Google Inc.’s Motion To Intervene In Certain Communications Or Computing Devices (337-TA-925)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
23
On September 10, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 6 (dated September 9, 2014) in Certain Communications or Computing Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-925).

According to the Order, non-party Google Inc. ("Google") filed an unopposed motion to intervene in this Investigation.  Google argued that its motion to intervene was timely because it was filed thirteen days after institution and the procedural schedule had not been entered.  Google also argued that it has a significant interest in defending Respondents' accused devices, which use Google's Android platform and applications. Specifically, Google noted that Complainant Enterprise Systems Technologies S.a.r.l. ("EST") alleges that three of the four asserted patents are relevant to features of Google's Android system.  Google further stated that it would fully participate in discovery.
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ALJ Lord Denies Motions For Summary Determination In Certain Optical Disc Drives (337-TA-897)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
03
On September 17, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 99 and on September 23, 2014, ALJ Lord issued Order Nos. 102 and 103 in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 3, 2013 complaint filed by Optical Devices, LLC ("Optical") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain optical disc drives, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,904,007; 7,196,979; 8,416,651; RE40,927; RE42,913; and RE43,681.  See our September 6, 2013 and October 23, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Rules On Discovery Motions In Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Turners (337-TA-910)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
08
On September 23, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order Nos. 30 and 31 (dated August 25, 2014 and August 28, 2014, respectively) in Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-910).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 28, 2014 complaint filed by Cresta Technology Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain television sets, television receivers, television tuners, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,075,585, 7,265,792, and 7,251,466.  See our January 30, 2014 and March 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Rules On Discovery Motions In Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-920)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
09
On September 23, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order Nos. 9 and 12 (dated August 27, 2014 and September 9, 2014, respectively) in Certain Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-920).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 12, 2014 complaint filed by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated circuits and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,962,926; 7,158,432; 7,230,505; 7,518,947; 7,626,276; and 7,746,716.  See our May 14, 2014 and July 1, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Grants Nintendo’s Motion to Strike in Certain Optical Disk Drives (337-TA-897)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
16
On October 7, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 92 (dated June 20, 2014) in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 3, 2013 complaint filed by Optical Devices, LLC ("Optical") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain optical disc drives, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,904,007; 7,196,979; 8,416,651; RE40,927; RE42,913; and RE43,681.  See our September 6, 2013 and October 23, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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