ALJ Orders

ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain High-Potency Sweeteners (337-TA-1030)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
31
On January 27, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain High-Potency Sweeteners, Processes for Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1030).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 26, 2016 complaint filed by Celanese International Corp. of Irving, Texas, Celanese Sales U.S. Ltd. of Irving, Texas, and Celanese IP Hungary Bt of Hungary 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 high-potency sweeteners and products containing same that infringe, or are made by a process that infringes, one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,024,016. See our October 28, 2016 and November 23, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation.
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ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation As To Inventist In Certain Personal Transporters (337-TA-1007/1021)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
02
On January 30, 2017 ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 25 in Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1007/1021).

By way of background, the 337-TA-1007 investigation is based on a May 18, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230; 6,651,763; 7,023,330; 7,275,607; 7,479,872; and 9,188,984 and/or infringe certain U.S. registered trademarks owned by Segway. See our May 18, 2016 and June 28, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. The 337-TA-1021 investigation is based on an August 16, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230 and 7,275,607. See our August 18, 2016 and September 22, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. These investigations were subsequently consolidated.
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ALJ Lord Denies Motion To Preclude Reliance On Certain Representative Products In Certain Semiconductor Devices (337-TA-1010)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
07
On February 1, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 58 (dated January 17, 2017) denying a motion filed by Respondents Broadcom Limited, Broadcom Corporation, Avago Technologies Limited, and Avago Technologies U.S. Inc. (collectively, “Broadcom”) to preclude Complainants Tessera Technologies, Inc., Tessera, Inc., and Invensas Corporation (collectively, “Tessera”) from relying on certain representative products to satisfy the technical prong of the domestic industry requirement in Certain Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Device Packages, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1010).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Tessera alleging violation of Section 337 by way of the unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain semiconductor devices, semiconductor device packages, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,856,007; 6,849,946; and 6,133,136 (”the ’136 patent”). See our May 24, 2016 and July 1, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Severs Part Of Investigation In Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-1038)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
09
On January 26, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 1 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1038).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2016 complaint filed by Nokia Technologies Oy of Finland 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.
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ALJ Lord Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Basketball Backboard Components (337-TA-1040)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
14
On February 9, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Basketball Backboard Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1040).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 30, 2016 complaint filed by Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield, Utah 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 basketball backboard components and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of Lifetime’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,749,111; 8,845,463; and 8,852,034. See our January 12, 2017 and February 10, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation In Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (337-TA-1029)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
15
On February 13, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 8 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1029).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 14, 2016 complaint filed by Qualcomm Inc. 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 that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,095,082; 7,999,384; 7,548,407; 8,497,928; and 7,949,367. See our October 19, 2016 and November 15, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Direct Tools In Certain Access Control Systems (337-TA-1016)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
16
On February 14, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 15 in Certain Access Control Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1016).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 5, 2016 complaint filed by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. of Elmhurst, Illinois 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 access control systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,161,319; 7,196,611; and 7,339,336. See our July 5, 2016 and August 12, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Sets 18-Month Target Date In Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-1038)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
21
On February 14, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1038).

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. ALJ Bullock thereafter severed part of this investigation so as to create a second investigation which is the 337-TA-1039 investigation. See our February 9, 2017 post for more details.
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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 Lord Terminates Investigation In Certain Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (337-TA-1014)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
23
On February 22, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 13 in Certain Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1014).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Schütz Container Systems Inc. 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 intermediate bulk containers that infringe Schütz’s trade dress. See our June 22, 2016 and July 25, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint.
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ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims In Certain Carbon And Alloy Steel Products (337-TA-1002)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
24
On February 22, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 56 in Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1002).

By way of background, this investigation was instituted based on a complaint filed by U.S. Steel alleging a violation of section 337 by numerous Chinese steel producers and distributors—as well as certain Hong Kong and U.S. affiliates—by reason of: (1) a conspiracy to fix prices and control output and export volumes, the threat or effect of which is to restrain or monopolize trade and commerce in the U.S.; (2) misappropriation and use of trade secrets, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the U.S.; and (3) false designation of origin of manufacturer, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the U.S. See our April 26, 2016, June 7, 2016, August 30, 2016, and November 14, 2016 posts for more details on this investigation.
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ALJ Lord Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Flash Memory Devices (337-TA-1034)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
28
On February 24, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 10 in Certain Flash Memory Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1034).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2016 complaint filed by Memory Technologies, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada 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 flash memory devices and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. RE45,542; RE45,486; 7,565,469; 9,063,850; and 8,307,180. See our December 20, 2016 and January 9, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Grants Avago Motion To Terminate Investigation For No Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Semiconductor Devices (337-TA-1010)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
28
On February 27, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 70 in Certain Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Device Packages, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1010).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Tessera Technologies, Inc., Tessera, Inc., and Invensas Corp. (collectively, “Tessera”) 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 semiconductor devices, semiconductor device packages, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,856,007; 6,849,946; and 6,133,136. See our May 24, 2016 and July 1, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets 15-Month Target Date In Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges (337-TA-1036)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
03
On March 2, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1036).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2016 complaint filed by Sony Corp., Sony Storage Media and Devices Corp., Sony DADC US Inc., and Sony Latin America Inc. 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 magnetic tape cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of Sony’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,345,779; 6,896,959; 7,016,137; and 7,115,331. See our December 22, 2016 and January 20, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-1038)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
07
On March 7, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 10 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1038).

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. ALJ Bullock thereafter severed part of this investigation so as to create a second investigation which is the 337-TA-1039 investigation. See our February 9, 2017 post for more details.
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ALJ Pender Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Liquid Crystal eWriters (337-TA-1035)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
13
On March 10, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 6 in Certain Liquid Crystal eWriters and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1035).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 8, 2016 complaint filed by Kent Displays, Inc. 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 liquid crystal eWriters and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,351,506 and 8,947,604. See our December 13, 2016 and January 11, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Global Box In Certain Mobile Device Holders (337-TA-1028)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
15
On February 28, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 8 in Certain Mobile Device Holders and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1028).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 6, 2016 complaint filed by Nite Ize, Inc. 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 device holders and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,870,146; 8,602,376; D734,746; and D719,959. See our October 10, 2016 and November 8, 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 Shaw Terminates Investigation As To Razor In Certain Personal Transporters (337-TA-1007/1021)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
23
On March 22, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 28 in Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1007/1021).

By way of background, the 337-TA-1007 investigation is based on a May 18, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230; 6,651,763; 7,023,330; 7,275,607; 7,479,872; and 9,188,984 and/or infringe certain U.S. registered trademarks owned by Segway. See our May 18, 2016 and June 28, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. The 337-TA-1021 investigation is based on an August 16, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230 and 7,275,607. See our August 18, 2016 and September 22, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. These investigations were subsequently consolidated.
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ALJ Shaw Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles (337-TA-1042)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
31
On March 29, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 5 in Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1042).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 2, 2017 complaint filed by Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation, Inc. 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 hybrid electric vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,104,347; 7,237,634; 7,455,134; 7,559,388; and 8,214,097. See our February 6, 2017 and March 8, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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