ALJ Orders

ALJ Bullock Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-1038)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
08
On August 8, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 26 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 Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Backpack Chairs (337-TA-1062)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
10
On August 8, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 in Certain Backpack Chairs (Inv. No. 337-TA-1062).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Rio Brands, 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 backpack chairs that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. RE39,022. See our June 14, 2017 and July 7, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Terminates Investigation Based On Complainant’s Lack Of Constitutional Standing In Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors (337-TA-1052)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
16
On August 11, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 7 in Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1052). In the order, ALJ Lord issued an initial determination granting Respondents’ motion to terminate the investigation in its entirety due to Complainant Intellectual Ventures II LLC’s (“IV”) lack of constitutional standing to bring its complaint at the ITC. 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 IV 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; 7,067,952; 7,683,509; and 7,928,348 (collectively, the “asserted patents”). 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 Lord Terminates Investigation As To Samsung In Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software (337-TA-1026)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
22
On August 22, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 68 in Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1026).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2016 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corporation alleging violation by Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 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 audio processing hardware, software, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,049,607; 6,363,345; and 6,377,607. See our September 21, 2016 and October 21, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Sets 17-Month Target Date In Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (337-TA-1065)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
24
On August 22, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1065).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 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 of certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,633,936; 8,698,558; 8,487,658; 8,838,949; 9,535,490; and 9,608,675. See our July 7, 2017 and August 9, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (337-TA-1065)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
28
On August 24, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1065).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 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 of certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,633,936; 8,698,558; 8,487,658; 8,838,949; 9,535,490; and 9,608,675. See our July 7, 2017 and August 9, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation Based on Settlement Agreement In Certain Graphics Processors (337-TA-1037)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
29
On August 28, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 26 in Certain Graphics Processors, DDR Memory Controllers, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1037).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 16, 2016 complaint filed by ZiiLabs Inc., 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 graphics processors, DDR memory controllers, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,677,952; 6,950,350; 7,518,616; and 8,643,659. See our December 23, 2016 and January 23, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation As To Shenzhen Chuanghui In Certain Collapsible Sockets For Mobile Electronic Devices (337-TA-1056)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
30
On August 28, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 10 in Certain Collapsible Sockets For Mobile Electronic Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1056).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by PopSockets LLC of Boulder, Colorado 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 collapsible sockets for mobile electronic devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,560,031. See our April 14, 2017 and May 15, 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 Recombinant Factor IX Products (337-TA-1066)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
06
On September 6, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 4 in Certain Recombinant Factor IX Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1066).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 2017 complaint filed by Bioverativ Inc., Bioverativ Therapeutics Inc., and Bioverativ U.S. LLC—all of Waltham, Massachusetts— 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 recombinant Factor IX products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,670,475; 9,623,091; and 9,629,903. See our July 17, 2017 and August 11, 2017 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 Basketball Backboard Components (337-TA-1040)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
07
On September 6, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 15 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 Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Road Milling Machines (337-TA-1067)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
11
On September 5, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 4 in Certain Road Milling Machines and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1067).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 19, 2017 complaint filed by Wirtgen America, Inc. of Antioch, Tennessee 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 road milling machines and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,644,340; 9,624,628; 9,656,530; 7,530,641; and 7,828,309. See our July 26, 2017 and August 23, 2017 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 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 Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain X-Ray Breast Imaging Devices (337-TA-1063)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
26
On September 22, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 6 in Certain X-Ray Breast Imaging Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1063).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 8, 2017 complaint filed by Hologic, 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 of certain x-ray breast imaging devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,831,296; 8,452,379; 7,688,940; 7,986,765; and 7,123,684. See our July 5, 2017 and July 27, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Sets Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Pool And Spa Enclosures (337-TA-1069)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
03
On October 2, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Pool And Spa Enclosures (Inv. No. 337-TA-1069).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2017 complaint filed by Aqua Shield, 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 of certain pool and spa enclosures that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,637,160. See our May 12, 2017 and September 13, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Shaw Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Road Milling Machines (337-TA-1067)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
10
On October 5, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 6 in Certain Road Milling Machines and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1067).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 19, 2017 complaint filed by Wirtgen America, Inc. of Antioch, Tennessee 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 road milling machines and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,644,340; 9,624,628; 9,656,530; 7,530,641; and 7,828,309. See our July 26, 2017 and August 23, 2017 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 IX Products (337-TA-1066)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
11
On October 10, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 5 in Certain Recombinant Factor IX Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1066).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 2017 complaint filed by Bioverativ Inc., Bioverativ Therapeutics Inc., and Bioverativ U.S. LLC—all of Waltham, Massachusetts— 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 recombinant Factor IX products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,670,475; 9,623,091; and 9,629,903. See our July 17, 2017 and August 11, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Pool And Spa Enclosures (337-TA-1069)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
16
On October 12, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 in Certain Pool And Spa Enclosures (Inv. No. 337-TA-1069).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2017 complaint filed by Aqua Shield, 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 of certain pool and spa enclosures that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,637,160. See our May 12, 2017 and September 13, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Sets 15-Month Target Date In Certain Periodontal Laser Devices (337-TA-1070)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
17
On October 17, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Periodontal Laser Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1070).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 10, 2017 complaint filed by Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. of Cerritos, 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 periodontal laser dental devices for sale after importation based on false and misleading marketing, promotion, and distribution practices. See our August 10, 2017 and September 19, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation In Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices (337-TA-1051)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
18
On October 12, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 13 in Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1051).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics Alabama, Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, “LGE”) 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 LTE wireless communication devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,916,714; 8,107,456; 9,191,173; 9,225,572; and 8,891,560. See our March 28, 2017 and April 27, 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 Industrial Automation Systems (337-TA-1074)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
02
On October 31, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Industrial Automation Systems and Components Thereof Including Control Systems, Controllers, Visualization Hardware, Motion and Motor Control Systems, Networking Equipment, Safety Devices, and Power Supplies (Inv. No. 337-TA-1074).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 6, 2017 complaint filed by Rockwell Automation, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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 industrial automation systems and components thereof including control systems, controllers, visualization hardware, motion and motor control systems, networking equipment, safety devices, and power supplies that infringe various Rockwell trademarks and copyrights. See our September 14, 2017 and October 12, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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