ALJ Orders

ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Strike In Certain Stainless Steel Products (337-TA-933)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
04
On August 19, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 12 (dated July 29, 2015) in Certain Stainless Steel Products, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-933).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 5, 2014 complaint filed by Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc., Valbruna Stainless Inc., and Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A. (collectively, "Valbruna") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain stainless steel products manufactured using Valbruna's allegedly stolen trade secrets.  See our September 8, 2014 and October 9, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Denies Motion To Amend The Complaint In Certain Electronic Products (337-TA-950)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
08
On August 11, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 8 in Certain Electronic Products, Including Products with Near Field Communication ("NFC") System-Level Functionality and/or Battery Power-Up Functionality, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-950).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by NXP B.V. and NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc. (collectively, "NXP") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic products, including products with near field communication system-level functionality and/or battery power-up functionality, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,412,230; 8,280,304; 8,065,389; 8,204,959; 8,412,185; and 6,590,365.  See our February 17, 2015 and March 23, 2015 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 Bullock Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Activity Tracking Devices (337-TA-963)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
10
On September 10, 2015, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 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. 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 Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Tech21 UK Limited In Certain Protective Cases For Electronic Devices (337-TA-955)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
14
On September 9, 2015, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 13 in Certain Protective Cases For Electronic Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-955).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 11, 2015 complaint filed by Otter Products, LLC ("Otter") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain protective cases for electronic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,792,232 and 8,976,512.  See our March 13, 2015 and April 30, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Resealable Packages With Slider Devices (337-TA-962)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
15
On September 9, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain Resealable Packages With Slider Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-962).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 17, 2015 complaint filed by Reynolds Presto Products Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain resealable packages with slider devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,427,421; 6,524,002; and 7,311,443.  See our June 17, 2015 and July 17, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint.
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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 McNamara Issues Order To Show Cause Why Parties and Counsel Should Not Be Sanctioned In Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments (337-TA-930)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
17
On September 9, 2015, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 99 in Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments (Inv. No. 337-TA-930).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 18, 2014 complaint filed by RevoLaze, LLC and TechnoLines, LLC (collectively, "Complainants") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain laser abraded denim garments that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,990,444; 6,140,602; 6,252,196; 6,664,505; 6,819,972; and 6,858,815.  See our August 19, 2014 and September 19, 2014posts 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 Shaw Denies Motion For Summary Determination In Certain Network Devices (337-TA-944)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
25
On September 8, 2015, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 25 in Certain Network Devices, Related Software and Components Thereof (I) (Inv. No. 337-TA-944).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 19, 2014 complaint and January 8, 2015 supplement to the complaint filed by Cisco Systems, Inc. ("Cisco") 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. 7,162,537; 8,356,296; 7,290,164; 7,340,597; 6,741,592; and 7,200,145.  See our December 29, 2014 and February 5, 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 Shaw Issues Order Regarding Ericsson Motion to Compel Source Code From Apple In Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-952)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
28
On September 11, 2015, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of Order No. 20(dated August 17, 2015) in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Computers, Tablet Computers, Digital Media Players, and Cameras (Inv. No. 337-TA-952).

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 2, 2015 and April 2, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Shaw Issues Order Regarding Ericsson’s Motion to Compel in Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-952)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
29
On September 11, 2015, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public version of Order No. 21(dated August 28, 2015) in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Computers, Tablet Computers, Digital Media Players, and Cameras (Inv. No. 337-TA-952).

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 2, 2015and April 2, 2015posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Activity Tracking Devices (337-TA-963)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
01
On September 29, 2015, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 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. 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 McNamara Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (337-TA-966)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
02
On September 25, 2015, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 2 in Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (Inv. No. 337-TA-966).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 19, 2015 complaint filed by Silicon Genesis Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain certain silicon-on-insulator wafers for use in semiconductors that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,985,742; 6,013,563; 6,103,599; 6,162,705; 6,180,496; 6,294,814; 6,790,747; and 7,811,901.  See our August 20, 2015and September 22, 2015 posts 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 Shaw Sets 15-Month Target Date In Certain Windscreen Wipers (337-TA-964)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
13
On September 25, 2015, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 5 in Certain Windscreen Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-964).  Please note that Oblon represents the Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 20, 2015 complaint filed by Trico Products Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windscreen wipers and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,836,925 and 6,799,348.  See our July 20, 2015 and August 19, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Denies Motion For Partial Summary Determination In Certain Lithium Metal Oxide Cathode Materials (337-TA-951)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
13
On September 24, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version of Order No. 19 (dated September 14, 2015) in Certain Lithium Metal Oxide Cathode Materials, Lithium-Ion Batteries for Power Tool Products Containing Same, and Power Tool Products with Lithium-Ion Batteries Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-951).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 20, 2015 complaint filed by BASF Corp. and UChicago Argonne LLC ("Complainants") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain lithium metal oxide cathode materials, lithium-ion batteries containing same, and products with lithium-ion batteries containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,677,082 and 6,680,143.  See our February 23, 2015and April 1, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ McNamara Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (337-TA-966)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
14
On October 13, 2015, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 3 in Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (Inv. No. 337-TA-966).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 19, 2015 complaint filed by Silicon Genesis Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain certain silicon-on-insulator wafers for use in semiconductors that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,985,742; 6,013,563; 6,103,599; 6,162,705; 6,180,496; 6,294,814; 6,790,747; and 7,811,901.  See our August 20, 2015and September 22, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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