ALJ Orders

ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits (337-TA-982)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
03
On April 3, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 28 in Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-982).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2015 complaint filed by ParkerVision, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain radio frequency (“RF”) capable integrated circuits, including RF receivers, RF transmitters, RF transceivers, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,879,817; 7,929,638; 8,571,135; and 9,118,528. See our December 15, 2015 and January 21, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets 15-Month Target Date In Certain Digital Television Set-Top Boxes And Remote Control Devices (337-TA-1041)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
04
On April 3, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Digital Television Set-Top Boxes And Remote Control Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1041).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 26, 2017 complaint filed by Kudelski SA, OpenTV, Inc., Nagra USA, Inc., and Nagravision SA 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 digital television set-top boxes, remote control devices, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,345,389; 7,028,327; and 7,725,720. See our January 30, 2017 and March 1, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Issues Initial Determination Finding Certain Respondents In Default In Certain Arrowheads With Arcuate Blades (337-TA-1033)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
05
On April 4, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 6 in Certain Arrowheads With Arcuate Blades and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1033).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2016 complaint filed by Flying Arrow Archery, LLC 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 arrowheads with arcuate blades and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,920,269; D713,919 S ; and D729,336 S.  See our December 6, 2016 and January 4, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Denies Motion For Summary Determination In Certain Mobile and Portable Electronic Devices (337-TA-1004/990)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
10
On April 6, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 43 in Certain Mobile and Portable Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (Including Smartphones and Laptops) and Components Thereof(337-TA-1004/990). 

By way of background, the 337-TA-990 Investigation was instituted based on a complaint filed by Immersion Corp. (“Immersion”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Apple Inc. (“Apple”), AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”), and AT&T Mobility LLC (“AT&T Mobility”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile electronic devices incorporating haptics (including smartphones and smartwatches) and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,773,356; 8,619,051; and 8,659,571. See our February 11, 2016 and March 25, 2016 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 Shaw Terminates Investigation As To Hovershop In Certain Personal Transporters (337-TA-1007/1021)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
17
On April 13, 2017 ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 34 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 Pender Terminates Investigation As To Frentaly In Certain Mobile Device Holders (337-TA-1028)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
18
On April 13, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 10 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 Bullock Issues Notice Regarding Evidentiary Issues In Certain Mobile and Portable Electronic Devices (337-TA-1004/990)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
19
On April 17, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice regarding certain evidentiary issues in Certain Mobile and Portable Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (Including Smartphones and Laptops) and Components Thereof (337-TA-1004/990).

By way of background, the 337-TA-990 Investigation was instituted based on a complaint filed by Immersion Corp. (“Immersion”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Apple Inc. (“Apple”), AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”), and AT&T Mobility LLC (“AT&T Mobility”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile electronic devices incorporating haptics (including smartphones and smartwatches) and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,773,356; 8,619,051; and 8,659,571. See our February 11, 2016 and March 25, 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 Electrical Connectors (337-TA-1043)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
20
On April 20, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 6 in Certain Electrical Connectors, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1043).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 6, 2017 complaint filed by J.S.T. 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 electrical connectors, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,004,766. See our February 17, 2017 and March 10, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Issues Claim Construction Order In Certain Krill Oil Products (337-TA-1019)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
21
On April 13, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 13 in Certain Krill Oil Products And Krill Meal For Production Of Krill Oil Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1019) construing several terms at issue in the investigation.

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 12, 2016 complaint filed by Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS and Aker BioMarine Manufacturing, LLC 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 krill oil products and krill meal for production of krill oil products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,028,877; 9,078,905; 9,072,752; 9,320,765; and 9,375,453. See our August 17, 2016 and September 14, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. U.S. Patent No. 9,078,905 was subsequently withdrawn from the Investigation.
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ALJ Lord Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices (337-TA-1046)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
24
On April 24, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 5 in Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1046).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 7, 2017 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd. and Macronix 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 non-volatile memory devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,552,360; 6,788,602; and 8,035,417. See our March 10, 2017 and April 6, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Denies Motion To Strike Expert Witness Declarations In Certain L-Tryptophan (337-TA-1005)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
09
On May 4, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 19 (dated April 21, 2017) in Certain L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan Products, and Their Methods of Production (Inv. No. 337-TA-1005).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2016 complaint filed by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Ajinomoto Heartland 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 L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,666,655 and 6,180,373. See our May 10, 2016 and June 13, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices (337-TA-1046)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
16
On May 11, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 8 in Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1046).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 7, 2017 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd. and Macronix 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 non-volatile memory devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,552,360; 6,788,602; and 8,035,417. See our March 10, 2017 and April 6, 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 Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors (337-TA-1052)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
17
On May 11, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1052). Please note that Oblon represents the Aisin Seiki Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 21, 2017 complaint filed by Intellectual Ventures II LLC of Bellevue, Washington 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 thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors, components thereof, and products and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,154,200; 7,067,944; 7,067,953; 7,683,509; and 7,928,348. See our March 22, 2017 and May 1, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Mask Systems (337-TA-1022)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
18
On May 17, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 18 in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Mask Systems and Components Thereof (337-TA-1022).

By way of background, this investigation is based on complaint filed by ResMed Corp., ResMed Inc., and ResMed Ltd. (collectively, “ResMed”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the unlawful importation, selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain sleep-disordered breathing treatment mask systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,960,196 and 9,119,931. See our August 19, 2016 and September 23, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Sets 12-Month Target Date In Certain Intravascular Administration Sets (337-TA-1048)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
23
On May 23, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Intravascular Administration Sets and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1048).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2017 complaint filed by Curlin Medical Inc.; Zevex, Inc.; and Moog 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 intravascular administration sets and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,164,921 and 6,371,732. See our March 17, 2017 and April 11, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Sets 15-Month Target Date In Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination (337-TA-1055)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
25
On May 25, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1055).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2017 complaint filed by Electric Mirror, LLC and Kelvin 42 LLC 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 mirrors with internal illumination and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,853,414; 7,805,260; 7,559,668; D704,938; and D579,671. See our March 16, 2017 and May 5, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors (337-TA-1052)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
02
On May 30, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 6 in Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1052). Please note that Oblon represents the Aisin Seiki Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 21, 2017 complaint filed by Intellectual Ventures II LLC of Bellevue, Washington 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 thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors, components thereof, and products and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,154,200; 7,067,944; 7,067,953; 7,683,509; and 7,928,348. See our March 28, 2017 and May 1, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination (337-TA-1055)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
05
On June 5, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 in Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1055).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2017 complaint filed by Electric Mirror, LLC and Kelvin 42 LLC 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 mirrors with internal illumination and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,853,414; 7,805,260; 7,559,668; D704,938; and D579,671. See our March 16, 2017 and May 5, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Dental Ceramics (337-TA-1050)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
06
On June 6, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1050).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., and Ardent, 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 dental ceramics and products thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,452,836; 6,517,623; 6,802,894; and 6,455,451. See our March 20, 2017 and April 25, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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