ALJ McNamara

ALJ McNamara Finds Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Network Devices (337-TA-945)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
19
On December 9, 2016, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued a notice of Initial Determination (“ID”) on violation of Section 337 and a recommended determination on remedy and bond in Certain Network Devices, Related Software, and Components Thereof (II) (Inv. No. 337-TA-945).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 19, 2014 complaint filed by Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain networking equipment and components and software thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,023,853; 6,377,577; 7,460,492; 7,061,875; 7,224,668; and 8,051,211. See our December 29, 2014 and February 6, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Grants Motion To Terminate In Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems (337-TA-997)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
21
On December 14, 2016, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 22 granting Complainants ResMed Corp., ResMed Inc., and ResMed Ltd.’s (collectively, “ResMed”) motion to terminate the investigation as to certain asserted claims 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 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 McNamara Adopts Procedural Schedule In Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (337-TA-1025)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
10
On January 5, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 10 in Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1025).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 26, 2016 complaint filed by Silicon Genesis Corporation 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 silicon-on-insulator wafers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,458,672 and 6,171,965. See our May 27, 2016 and October 20, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Adopts Procedural Schedule In Certain UV Curable Coatings For Optical Fibers (337-TA-1031)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
10
On January 5, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 3 in Certain UV Curable Coatings For Optical Fibers, Coated Optical Fibers, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1031).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 31, 2016 complaint filed by DSM Desotech, Inc. and DSM IP Assets B.V. 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 UV curable optical fiber coatings, coated optical fibers, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,961,508; 7,171,103; 7,067,564; and 7,706,659. See our November 1, 2016 and December 5, 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 McNamara Issues Early Determination Finding Domestic Industry In Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (337-TA-1025)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
13
On February 8, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued a notice of Initial Determination on the Economic Prong of the Domestic Industry Requirement in Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1025).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 26, 2016 complaint filed by Silicon Genesis Corporation 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 silicon-on-insulator wafers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,458,672 and 6,171,965. See our May 27, 2016 and October 20, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Sets 18-Month Target Date In Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-1039)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
22
On February 21, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 5 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1039).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2016 complaint filed by Nokia Technologies Oy 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 electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of Nokia’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,415,247; 9,270,301; 6,393,260; 8,036,619; 6,826,391; 6,480,700; 9,473,602; and 7,653,366. See our January 3, 2017 and January 26, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. Chief ALJ Bullock thereafter severed part of the 337-TA-1038 investigation so as to create a second investigation which is the instant 337-TA-1039 investigation. See our February 9, 2017 post for more details.
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ALJ McNamara Issues Public Version Of Initial Determination Finding Economic Prong Of Domestic Industry In Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (337-TA-1025)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
20
Further to our February 13, 2017 post, on March 1, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued the public version of Order No. 13 containing an early Initial Determination (“ID”) that Complainant Silicon Genesis Corporation (“SiGen”) satisfied the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement in Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1025).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 26, 2016 complaint filed by Silicon Genesis Corporation 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 silicon-on-insulator wafers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,458,672 and 6,171,965. See our May 27, 2016 and October 20, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Sets 17-Month Target Date In Certain Graphics Systems (337-TA-1044)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
22
On March 21, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 2 in Certain Graphics Systems, Components Thereof and Consumer Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1044).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 24, 2017 complaint filed by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California and ATI Technologies ULC of Canada 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 graphics systems, components thereof, and consumer products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,633,506; 7,796,133; and 8,760,454. See our January 27, 2017 and March 21, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Grants Motion to Strike Inequitable Conduct Defense (337-TA-1031)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
13
On April 5, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued the public version of Order No. 9 (dated March 27, 2017) in Certain UV Curable Coatings for Optical Fibers, Coated Optical Fibers, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1031).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 31, 2016 complaint filed by DSM Desotech, Inc. and DSM IP Assets B.V. (collectively, “Complainants” or “DSM”) alleging that Momentive UV Coatings (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“MUV”) and OSS Fitel, LLC unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain UV curable optical fiber coatings, coated optical fibers, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,961,508 (the ’508 patent), 7,171,103 (the ’103 patent), 7,067,564, and 7,706,659 (collectively, the “asserted patents”). These asserted patents generally relate to coating products for optical fibers. See our November 1, 2016 and December 5, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Sets 17.5-Month Target Date In Certain Digital Cameras (337-TA-1059)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
13
On June 13, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 2 in Certain Digital Cameras, Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1059).    
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by Carl Zeiss AG of Germany and ASML Netherlands B.V. of the Netherlands 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 of certain digital cameras, software, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,301,440; 6,463,163; 6,714,241; 6,731,335; 6,834,128; 7,297,916; and 7,933,454.  See our April 28, 2017 and May 30, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Finds No Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Radio Frequency Identification Products (337-TA-979)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
27
On June 22, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued a notice of the Initial Determination in Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-979).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 4, 2015 complaint filed by Neology, Inc. (“Neology”) of Poway, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain RFID products and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,325,044; 8,587,436; and 7,119,664. See our December 4, 2015 and January 7, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Grants Joint Motion Filed By Nokia and Apple To Terminate Investigation Based On A Settlement Agreement In Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-1039)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
24
On July 21, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 27 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1039).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2016 complaint filed by Nokia Technologies Oy 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 electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of Nokia’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,415,247; 9,270,301; 6,393,260; 8,036,619; 6,826,391; 6,480,700; 9,473,602; and 7,653,366. See our January 3, 2017 and January 26, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. Chief ALJ Bullock thereafter severed part of the 337-TA-1038 investigation so as to create a second investigation which is the instant 337-TA-1039 investigation. See our February 9, 2017 post for more details.
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ALJ McNamara Sets 16.5-Month Target Date In Certain Microfluidic Devices (337-TA-1068)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
15
On September 13, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 2 in Certain Microfluidic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1068).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 31, 2017 complaint filed by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. of Hercules, California and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC of Livermore, California 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 of certain microfluidic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,500,664; 9,089,844; 9,636,682; 9,649,635; and 9,126,160. See our August 4, 2017 and September 5, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Finds Section 337 Violation In Certain Composite Aerogel Insulation Materials (337-TA-1003)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
04
On September 29, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Composite Aerogel Insulation Materials and Methods for Manufacturing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1003).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 5, 2016 complaint filed by Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (“Aspen”) alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawfully importing into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain composite aerogel insulation materials that infringe—or are made, produced, or processed by a process that infringes—one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,078,359; 7,399,439; 6,989,123; 7,780,890; and 9,181,486. See our May 5, 2016 and June 8, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Sets 16.5 Month Target Date In Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (337-TA-1093)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
19
On January 19, 2018, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 3 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1093).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2017 complaint filed by Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego, California 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 and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,154,356; 9,473,336; 8,063,674 ; 7,693,002; and 9,552,633. See our December 7, 2017 and January 3, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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