ALJ Pender

ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Trade Union International In Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (337-TA-1006)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
15
On December 1, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 17 in Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (Inv. No. 337-TA-1006).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 11, 2016 complaint filed by Daimler AG (“Daimler”) 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 passenger vehicle automotive wheels that infringe various design patents and trademarks owned by Daimler. See our April 11, 2016 and June 16, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles (337-TA-998)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
05
On January 3, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 15 in Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-998).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by certain European automakers (Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain hybrid electrical vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,104,347; 7,237,634; and 8,214,097. See our April 18, 2016 and May 20, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation In Certain Wearable Activity Tracking Devices (337-TA-973)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
06
On January 3, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 27 in Certain Wearable Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-973).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Fitbit, Inc. (“Fitbit”) alleging violation of section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wearable activity tracking devices, systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,920,332 (“the ’332 patent”), 8,868,337 (“the ’337 patent”), and 9,089,760 (“the ’760 patent”). See our November 2, 2015 and December 3, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. On August 9, 2016, ALJ Pender issued the public version of Order No. 24 granting Respondents AliphCom d/b/a Jawbone and BodyMedia, Inc.’s (collectively, “Jawbone”) motion for summary determination of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and terminating the investigation in its entirety. See our August 18, 2016 post for more details on the Initial Determination (“ID”). On September 7, 2016, the ITC issued a notice and order reviewing-in-part and vacating-in-part the ID with respect to the ’332 and ’377 patents. See our September 29, 2016 post for more details on the ITC’s notice and order.
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ALJ Pender Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Single-Molecule Nucleic Acid Sequencing Systems (337-TA-1032)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
11
On January 10, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 in Certain Single-Molecule Nucleic Acid Sequencing Systems and Reagents, Consumables, and Software for Use with Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1032).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 31, 2016 complaint filed by Pacific Biosciences 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 single-molecule nucleic acid sequencing systems and reagents, consumables, and software for use with same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,404,146. See our November 3, 2016 and December 7, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Various Respondents In Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (337-TA-1006)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
24
On January 23, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 24 in Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels (Inv. No. 337-TA-1006).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 11, 2016 complaint filed by Daimler AG (“Daimler”) 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 passenger vehicle automotive wheels that infringe various design patents and trademarks owned by Daimler. See our April 11, 2016 and June 16, 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 Pender Issues Claim Construction Order In Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Mask Systems (337-TA-1022)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
06
On March 1, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 9 construing terms of the asserted patents 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 by Respondents Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Inc., and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Distribution Inc. (collectively, “FPH”) 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 (“the ’196 patent”) and 9,119,931 (“the ’931 patent”). 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 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 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 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 Pender Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices (337-TA-1051)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
08
On June 6, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 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. 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 Pender Sets 17-Month Target Date In Certain Robotic Vacuum Cleaning Devices (337-TA-1057)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
28
On June 21, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 8 in Certain Collapsible Sockets For Mobile Electronic Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1057).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by PopSockets 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 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 26, 2017 and May 22, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices (337-TA-1051)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
12
On July 10, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 8 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. 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 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 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 Pender Finds Violation of Section 337 In Certain Access Control Systems (337-TA-1016)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
24
On October 23, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) 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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