ALJ Lord

ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Its Entirety In Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-920)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
17
On October 15, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 17 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 Rules On Discovery Motions In Certain Optical Disc Drives (337-TA-897)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
23
On October 1, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public versions of Order Nos. 43 (dated March 26, 2014) and 61 (dated April 22, 2014) and on October 3, 2014 issued the public versions of Order Nos. 63, 64, and 67 (dated April 28, 2014, April 28, 2014, and May 1, 2014, respectively) in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897), all related to discovery.

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 post for more details on the complaint and our October 23, 2014 post on instituting the investigation.
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ALJ Lord Grants-In-Part Motions To Compel In Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Turners (337-TA-910)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
28
On October 3, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order Nos. 15 and 16 (both dated June 2, 2014) 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 Denies Motion For Summary Determination In Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners (337-TA-910)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
25
On November 14, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 53 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. ("Complainant") 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 Procedural Schedule In Certain Personal Transporters (337-TA-935)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
18
On December 15, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 10 in Certain Personal Transporters (Inv. No. 337-TA-935).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 9, 2014 complaint filed by Segway Inc. and DEKA Products Limited Partnership alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain personal transporters, components thereof, and manuals relating thereto that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,789,640; 7,275,607; D551,722; and D551,592 and U.S. Copyright Reg. No. TX 7-800-563.  See our September 11, 2014 and November 5, 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 Coaxial Cable Connectors (337-TA-938)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
18
On December 15, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-938).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 5, 2014 complaint filed by PPC Broadband, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain coaxial cable connectors, components thereof or products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,801,448.  See our November 7, 2014 and December 5, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Rules On Motions In Certain Optical Disc Drives (337-TA-897)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
22
On November 26, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public versions of Order Nos. 106, 108, 109, and 113 in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897).

By way of background, the investigation here is based on a September 3, 2013 complaint filed by Complainant 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 Motions In Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners (337-TA-910)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
26
On November 28, 2014 and December 1, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued public versions of Order Nos. 37, 41, 44–48 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. ("Complainant") 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 Procedural Schedule In Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors (337-TA-938)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
20
On January 20, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 4 in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-938).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 5, 2014 complaint filed by PPC Broadband, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain coaxial cable connectors, components thereof or products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,801,448.  See our November 7, 2014 and December 5, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Issues Notice Of Initial Determination Finding No Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners (337-TA-910)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
27
On February 27, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued a Notice Regarding Initial Determination On Violation of Section 337 ("ID") 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. ("Complainant") 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 Motion to Strike in Certain Non-Volatile Memory Chips (337-TA-916)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
18
On March 2, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 25 (dated January 5, 2015) 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 Cirrus Logic In Certain Communications Or Computing Devices (337-TA-925)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
20
On March 9, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 20 in Certain Communications or Computing Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-925).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 16, 2014 complaint filed by Enterprise Systems Technologies S.a.r.l. ("Enterprise") 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 Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Panasonic And Nintendo In Certain Optical Disc Drives (337-TA-897)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
25
On March 10, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 128 in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897).

By way of background, the investigation here is based on a September 3, 2013 complaint filed by Complainant 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 Apple Motion To Compel In Certain Communications Or Computing Devices (337-TA-925)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
26
On March 25, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 21 (dated March 10, 2015) in Certain Communications or Computing Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-925).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 16, 2014 complaint filed by Enterprise Systems Technologies S.a.r.l. ("Enterprise") 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 Notice Of Initial Determination Of No Violation In Certain Sulfentrazone (337-TA-914)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
23
On April 10, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued a Notice Regarding Initial Determination On Violation Of Section 337 And Recommended Determination On Remedy And Bonding 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. alleging the violation of Section 337 by Summit Agro USA, LLC, Summit Agro North America, Holding Corporation, Nutrichem Co., Ltd., and Jiangxi Heyi Chemicals Co., Ltd. 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, which was later denied. See our September 10, 2014 post for more details.
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ALJ Lord Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices (337-TA-953)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
28
On April 13, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices, Including Communication Devices and Tablet Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-953).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 26, 2015 complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. alleging violation by Apple Inc. a/k/a Apple Computer Inc. of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless standard compliant electronic devices, including communication devices and tablet computers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,717,996; 8,660,270; 6,058,359; 6,301,556; 8,102,805; 8,607,130; 8,837,381; and 8,331,476.  See our March 3, 2015 and April 3, 2015 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 Robstep Robot Co. In Certain Personal Transporters (337-TA-935)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
07
On May 4, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 19 in Certain Personal Transporters (Inv. No. 337-TA-935).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 9, 2014 complaint filed by Segway Inc. and DEKA Products Limited Partnership alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain personal transporters, components thereof, and manuals relating thereto that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,789,640; 7,275,607; D551,722; and D551,592 and U.S. Copyright Reg. No. TX 7-800-563.  See our September 11, 2014 and November 5, 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 Recombinant Factor VIII Products (337-TA-956)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
27
On May 26, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Recombinant Factor VIII Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-956).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 16, 2015 complaint filed by Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corp., and Baxter Healthcare SA alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain recombinant factor VIII products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,100,061; 6,936,441; and 8,084,252.  See our April 17, 2015 and May 19, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices (337-TA-953)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
29
On May 22, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 7 in Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices, Including Communication Devices and Tablet Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-953).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 26, 2015 complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. alleging violation by Apple Inc. a/k/a Apple Computer Inc. of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless standard compliant electronic devices, including communication devices and tablet computers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,717,996; 8,660,270; 6,058,359; 6,301,556; 8,102,805; 8,607,130; 8,837,381; and 8,331,476.  See our March 3, 2015 and April 3, 2015posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Apple In Certain Communications Or Computing Devices (337-TA-925)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
08
On June 5, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 37 in Certain Communications or Computing Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-925).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 16, 2014 complaint filed by Enterprise Systems Technologies S.a.r.l. ("Enterprise") 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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