ALJ Lord

ALJ Lord Grants Joint Motion For An Earlier Markman Hearing In Certain Recombinant Factor VIII Products (337-TA-956)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
18
On June 18, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 6 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 (collectively, "Baxter") 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 Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To INMOTION Technologies In Certain Personal Transporters (337-TA-935)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
23
On June 19, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 23 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 Terminates Investigation Based On Lack Of Standing In Certain Optical Disc Drives (337-TA-897)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
22
On June 5, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued the heavily redacted public version of the Initial Determination ("ID") dated April 27, 2015 in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897) terminating the investigation based on Complainant's lack of standing.

By way of background, the investigation in this case 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, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Recombinant Factor VIII Products (337-TA-956)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
28
On July 23, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 7 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 (collectively, "Baxter") 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 Electric Skin Care Devices (337-TA-959)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
31
On August 5, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 7 in Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-959).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2015 complaint filed by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric skin care devices, brushes and chargers therefor, and kits containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,320,691; 7,386,906; and D523,809, in addition to infringing PBL's trade dress.  See our May 11, 2015 and June 19, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Denies Apple Objections To Disclosure Of Confidential Information To Expert Witness In Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices (337-TA-953)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
12
On August 5, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 19 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 Ninebot Respondents In Certain Personal Transporters (337-TA-935)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
21
On August 20, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 27 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 Denies Ericsson’s Motion to Compel in Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices (337-TA-953)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
09
On August 3, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 16 (dated July 22, 2015) denying Complainants' motion to compel supplemental responses to Complainants' Requests for Admission Nos. 1-558 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. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (collectively, "Ericsson") alleging violation by Apple Inc. a/k/a Apple Computer Inc. ("Apple") 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 (collectively, "the asserted patents").  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 Terminates Investigation As To Nutra-Luxe In Certain Electric Skin Care Devices (337-TA-959)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
16
On August 28, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 10 in Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-959).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2015 complaint filed by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. ("Complainant") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric skin care devices, brushes and chargers therefor, and kits containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,320,691; 7,386,906; and D523,809, in addition to infringing PBL's trade dress.  See our May 11, 2015 and June 19, 2015posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Terminates Investigation As To SkincarebyAlana In Certain Electric Skin Care Devices (337-TA-959)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
18
On September 9, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 11in Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-959).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2015 complaint filed by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. ("Complainant") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric skin care devices, brushes and chargers therefor, and kits containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,320,691; 7,386,906; and D523,809, in addition to infringing PBL's trade dress.  See our May 11, 2015and June 19, 2015posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Grants-In-Part Motion For Partial Summary Determination In Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors (337-TA-938)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
25
On September 9, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 9 (dated August 21, 2015) 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, 2014posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Terminates Investigation As To Jewlzie And H2Pro BeautyLife In Certain Electric Skin Care Devices (337-TA-959)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
08
On September 28, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order Nos. 19 and 20 in Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-959).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2015 complaint filed by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. ("Complainant") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric skin care devices, brushes and chargers therefor, and kits containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,320,691; 7,386,906; and D523,809, in addition to infringing PBL's trade dress.  See our May 11, 2015 and June 19, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors (337-TA-938)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
09
On September 25, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 10 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. ("PPC") 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, 2014and December 5, 2014posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Terminates Investigation As To Adesso In Certain Document Cameras And Software (337-TA-967)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
27
On October 27, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 5 in Certain Document Cameras And Software For Use Therewith (Inv. No. 337-TA-967).

By way of background, the investigation is based on an August 20, 2015 complaint filed by Pathway Innovations & Technologies, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain document cameras and software for use therewith that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. D647,906; D674,389; 8,508,751; and D715,300.  See our September 24, 2015 postfor more details on this investigation.
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ALJ Lord Grants Apple’s Motion For Entry Of A Protective Order And Orders Parties To Refile Discovery Motions In Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices (337-TA-953)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
29
On October 16, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 28 granting Apple’s Motion for a protective order and ordering the parties to refile discovery motions 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. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (collectively, “Ericsson”) alleging violation by Apple Inc. a/k/a Apple Computer Inc. (“Apple”) 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 (collectively, “the asserted patents”).  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 Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Automated Teller Machines (337-TA-972)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
07
On December 7, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 4 in Certain Automated Teller Machines, ATM Modules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-972).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 19, 2015 complaint filed by Diebold, Inc. and Diebold Self-Service Systems alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain automated teller machines, ATM modules, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,082,616; 7,121,461; 7,229,010; 7,249,761; 7,314,163; and 7,832,631.  See our October 20, 2015 and November 19, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Terminates Investigation As To RN Ventures In Certain Electric Skin Care Devices (337-TA-959)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
14
On January 12, 2016, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 36 in Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-959).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2015 complaint filed by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. (“Complainant”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric skin care devices, brushes and chargers therefor, and kits containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,320,691; 7,386,906; and D523,809, in addition to infringing PBL's trade dress.  See our May 11, 2015 and June 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 Automated Teller Machines (337-TA-972)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
15
On January 12, 2016, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 5 in Certain Automated Teller Machines, ATM Modules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-972).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 19, 2015 complaint filed by Diebold, Inc. and Diebold Self-Service Systems alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain automated teller machines, ATM modules, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,082,616; 7,121,461; 7,229,010; 7,249,761; 7,314,163; and 7,832,631.  See our October 20, 2015 and November 19, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Denies Motion To Compel Depositions In The United States In Certain Activity Tracking Devices (337-TA-963)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
26
On January 13, 2016, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 22 in Certain Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-963).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 8, 2015 complaint filed by AliphCom d/b/a Jawbone and BodyMedia, Inc. (collectively “Jawbone”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wearable fitness and activity tracker devices, systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,446,275; 8,529,811; 8,793,522; 8,961,413; 8,073,707; and 8,398,546. The complaint further alleges that the Proposed Respondents have engaged in unfair competition and unfair acts by their access and improper use of Jawbone’s trade secret confidential information related to Jawbone’s technology and wearable product development plans, roadmaps, and financial information.  See our July 8, 2015 and August 18, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Denies Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices (337-TA-953)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
28
On January 12, 2016, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 43 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. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (collectively, “Ericsson”) alleging violation by Apple Inc. a/k/a Apple Computer Inc. (“Apple”) 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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