Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-787) Regarding Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
14
On July 13, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-787). The investigation is based on an June 13, 2011 complaint and June 17 and 29 supplements to the complaint filed by Ogma, LLC of Longview, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain motion-sensitive sound effects devices and image display devices and components and products containing same that infringe one or both of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,150,947 and 5,825,427.  See our June 15, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation: 
  • 3M Company of St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc. d/b/a Power A of Woodinville, Washington
  • Casio America, Inc. of Dover, New Jersey
  • Casio Computer Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. of Cypress, California
  • Eiki International, Inc. of Rancho Santa Margarita, California
  • Intec, Inc. of Miami, Florida
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan
  • Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. of Cypress, California
  • Optoma Corporation of Taiwan
  • Optoma Technology, Inc. of Milpitas, California
  • Performance Designed Products LLC of Sherman Oaks, California
  • Planar Systems, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon
  • Supersonic, Inc. of Commerce, California
  • Toshiba Corporation of Japan
  • Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. of Irvine, California
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-788) Regarding Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices, Including USB Flash Drives

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
15
On July 14, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices, Including USB Flash Drives and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-788). The investigation is based on a June 14, 2011 complaint filed by Trek 2000 International Ltd., Trek Technology (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., and S-Com System (S) Pte. Ltd. – all of Singapore – alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain universal serial bus (“USB”) portable storage devices, including USB flash drives and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,880,054, 7,039,759, D463,426, and/or 7,549,161.  See our June 17, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Imation Corp. of Oakdale, Minnesota
  • IronKey, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • Kingston Technology Co., Inc. of Fountain Valley, California
  • Patriot Memory, LLC of Fremont, California
  • RITEK Corp. of Taiwan
  • Advanced Media, Inc./RITEK USA of Diamond Bar, California
  • Verbatim Corp., Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Verbatim Americas, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina
In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-789) Regarding Certain Digital Televisions

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
15
On July 14, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-789). The investigation is based on an June 16, 2011 complaint and June 29 and July 6, 2011 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Vizio Inc. of Irvine, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital televisions and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,511,096, 5,621,761, 5,703,887, 5,745,522, and 5,511,082.  See our June 21, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Coby Electronics Corp. of Lake Success, New York
  • Curtis International Ltd. of Canada
  • E&S International Enterprises, Inc. of Van Nuys, California
  • MStar Semiconductor, Inc. of Taiwan
  • ON Corp. US, Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation of Japan
  • Renesas Electronics America, Inc. of Santa Clara, California
  • Sceptre, Inc. of City of Industry, California
  • Westinghouse Digital, LLC of Orange, California
In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-790) Regarding Certain Coenzyme Q10 Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
15
On July 14, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Coenzyme Q10 Products and Methods of Making Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-790). The investigation is based on an June 17, 2011 complaint and June 24 and 27, 2011 supplementary materials filed by Kaneka Corporation of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain coenzyme Q10 products made by certain processes that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,910,340.  See our June 21, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. of China
  • ZMC-USA, L.L.C. of The Woodlands, Texas
  • Xiamen Kingdomway Group Co. of China
  • Pacific Rainbow International Inc. of City of Industry, California
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc. of Japan
  • Maypro Industries, Inc. of Purchase, New York
  • Shenzhou Biology & Technology Co., Ltd. of China
In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-791) Regarding Certain Electric Fireplaces

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
15
On July 15, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electric Fireplaces, Components Thereof, Manuals for Same, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-791). The investigation is based on an June 17, 2011 complaint and July 1 and 8, 2011 supplements to the complaint filed by Twin-Star International, Inc. of Delray Beach, California and TS Investment Holding Corp. of Miami, Florida (collectively, “Twin-Star”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric fireplaces, components thereof, manuals for same, certain processes for manufacturing or relating to same and certain products containing same which infringe U.S. Copyright Registration No. TX0007350474, TX0007350476, VA0001772660, and VA0001772661.  The scope of the investigation will also include Twin-Star’s allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition.  See our June 21, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Shenzhen Reliap Industrial Co. of China and Yue Qiu Sheng, a.k.a. Jason Yue of China as the respondents in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-792) Regarding Certain Static Random Access Memories

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
26
On July 22, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Static Random Access Memories and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-792). The investigation is based on an June 10, 2011 complaint, a June 27, 2011 amended complaint, a June 28, 2011 letter supplementing the amended complaint, and a July 13, 2011 second amended complaint filed by Cypress Semiconductor Corporation of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain Static Random Access Memories (SRAM) and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,534,805, 6,651,134, 7,142,477, and 6,262,937.  See our June 15, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • GSI Technology, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • Alcatel-Lucent of Paris, France
  • Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. of Murray Hill, New Jersey
  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Motorola Mobility, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois
  • Arrow Electronics, Inc. of Melville, New York
  • Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. of Melville, New York
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California
  • Hewlett Packard Company/Tipping Point of Palo Alto, California
  • Avnet, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Nokia Siemens Networks US, LLC of Irving, Texas
  • Nokia Siemens Networks B.V. of the Netherlands
  • Tellabs of Naperville, Illinois
The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation. Further, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-793) Regarding Certain Flat Panel Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
26
On July 22, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Flat Panel Display Devices, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-793). The investigation is based on an June 27, 2011 complaint and a July 12, 2011 letter supplementing the complaint filed by AU Optronics Corporation of Taiwan and AU Optronics Corporation America of Milpitas, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain flat panel display devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,281,955, 7,697,093, 7,286,192, 6,818,967, 7,199,854, and 7,663,729.  See our June 28, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • AT&T, Inc. of Dallas, Texas
  • Best Buy Co., Inc. of Richfield, Minnesota
  • BrandsMart USA, Inc. of Hollywood, Florida
In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-794) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices, And Tablet Computers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
01
On July 27, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices, And Tablet Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-794). The investigation is based on an June 28, 2011 complaint and July 7 and 15, 2011 supplements to the complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC of Richardson, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices, including wireless communication devices, portable music and data processing devices, and tablet computers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,706,348, 7,486,644, 6,771,980, 6,879,843, and 7,450,114.  See our June 30, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California as the respondent in this investigation. In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-795) Regarding Certain Video Analytics Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
01
On July 27, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Video Analytics Software, Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-795). The investigation is based on an June 29, 2011 complaint filed by ObjectVideo, Inc. of Reston, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain video analytics software, systems, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,696,945, 6,970,083, 7,613,324, 7,424,175, 7,868,912 and 7,932,923.  See our July 5, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany
  • Bosch Security Systems, Inc. of Fairpoint, New York
  • Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd. of Korea
  • Samsung Opto-Electronics America Inc. d/b/a Samsung Techwin America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Sony Corporation of Japan
  • Sony Electronics, Inc. of San Diego, California
In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-796) Regarding Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
02
On August 2, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-796). The investigation is based on a July 5, 2011 complaint and July 22, 2011 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic digital media devices, including mobile phone handsets and tablet computers, and components thereof, including software, touch-pads, and hardware interfaces that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,479,949, RE 41,922, 7,863,533, 7,789,697, 7,912,501, D558,757, and D618,678.  See our July 6, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC of Richardson, Texas as the respondents in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-797) Regarding Certain Portable Electronic Devices And Related Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
10
On August 8, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Portable Electronic Devices And Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-797). The investigation is based on a July 8, 2011 complaint and August 3, 2011 supplement to the complaint filed by Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain portable electronic devices and related software that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,844,915, 7,469,381, 7,084,859, 7,920,129, and 6,956,564 .  See our July 11, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified HTC Corp. of Taiwan, HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington, and Exedea, Inc. of Houston, Texas as the respondents in this investigation. In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-798) Regarding Certain Light-Emitting Diodes

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
17
On August 15, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-798). The investigation is based on a July 15, 2011 complaint filed by Samsung LED Co., Ltd. of Korea and Samsung LED America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain light-emitting diodes (“LEDs”) and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,551,848, 7,268,372, 7,282,741, 7,771,081, 7,893,443, 7,838,315, 7,959,312, and 7,964,881.  See our July 18, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified OSRAM GmbH of Germany, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Germany, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, and OSRAM Sylvania Inc. of Danvers, Massachusetts as the respondents in this investigation. In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-799) Regarding Certain Computer Forensic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
26
On August 24, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Computer Forensic Devices and Products Containing the Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-799). The investigation is based on a July 22, 2011 complaint filed by MyKey Technology Inc. of Gaithersburg, Maryland alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain computer forensic devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,813,682; 7,159,086; and 7,228,379.  See our July 28, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:

• Data Protection Solutions by Arco of Hollywood, Florida • CRU Acquisitions Group LLC of Vancouver, Washington • CRU-DataPort LLC of Vancouver, Washington • Digital Intelligence, Inc. of New Berlin, Wisconsin • Diskology, Inc. of Chatsworth, California • Guidance Software, Inc. of Pasadena, California • Guidance Tableau LLC of Pasadena, California • Ji2, Inc. of Cypress, California • MultiMedia Effects, Inc. of Canada • Voom Technologies, Inc. of S. Lakeland, Minnesota • YEC Co. Ltd. of Japan

In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-800) Regarding Certain Wireless Devices With 3G Capabilities

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
29
On August 25, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-800). The investigation is based on a July 26, 2011 complaint filed on behalf of InterDigital Communications, LLC of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; InterDigital Technology Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware; and IPR Licensing, Inc. of Wilmington, Delaware, alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless devices with 3G capabilities and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,349,540; 7,502,406; 7,536,013; 7,616,970; 7,706,332; 7,706,830; and 7,970,127.  See our July 28, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:

• Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. of China • FutureWei Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Huawei Technologies (USA) of Plano, Texas • Nokia Corp. of Finland • Nokia Inc. of White Plains, New York • ZTE Corp. of China • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, Texas

In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-801) Regarding Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Controls Technology

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
29
On August 25, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Products containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Controls Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-801). The investigation is based on a July 26, 2011 complaint filed on behalf of Rovi Corporation of Santa Clara, California; Rovi Guides, Inc., (f/k/a Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.) of Santa Clara, California; United Video Properties, Inc. of Santa Clara, California; and Gemstar Development Corporation of Santa Clara, California.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain products containing interactive program guide and parental controls technology that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,305,016; 7,493,643; and RE41,993.  See our July 28, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:

• Sharp Corporation of Japan, • Sharp Electronics Corporation of Mahwah, New Jersey, and • Sharp Electronics Manufacturing Company of America, Inc. of Mahwah, New Jersey

In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-802) Regarding Certain Light-Emitting Diodes

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
29
On August 25, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products containing same (Inv. No. 337-TA-802). The investigation is based on a July 27, 2011 complaint filed on behalf of LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Innotek Co., Ltd., both of South Korea.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain light-emitting diodes and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,928,465; 7,956,364; 6,841,802; 7,649,210; 7,884,388; 7,821,024; 7,868,348; and 7,768,025.  See our July 29, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:

• OSRAM Gmbh of Germany, • OSRAM Sylvania Inc. of Danvers, Massachusetts, and • OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Gmbh of Germany

 In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-803) Regarding Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory And NAND Flash Memory Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
03
On August 31, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press releaseannouncing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory and NAND Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-803). The investigation is based on a July 12, 2011 complaint filed on behalf of Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC, Invention Investment Fund I, L.P., Invention Investment Fund II, LLC, Intellectual Ventures I LLC, and Intellectual Ventures II LLC (collectively, “Intellectual Ventures”), all of Bellevue, Washington. The July 12, 2011 complaint was supplemented by a letter filed August 1, 2011, an amended complaint filed August 12, 2005, and a further supplemental letter filed August 25, 2011.  The complaint and supplemental papers allege violation of Section 337 through the unlawful import into the U.S., sale for importation, and/or sale within the U.S. after importation of certain dynamic random access memory and NAND Flash memory devices and products containing such memory devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,654,932; 5,963,481; 5,982,696; 5,500,819; and 5,687,132.  See our July 13, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:

• Hynix Semiconductor Inc. of South Korea • Hynix Semiconductor America, Inc. of San Jose, California • Elpida Memory, Inc. of Japan • Elpida Memory (USA) Inc. of Sunnyvale, California • Acer Inc. of Taiwan • Acer America Corp. of San Jose, California • ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan • ADATA Technology (U.S.A.) Co., Ltd. of Hacienda Heights, California • Asustek Computer Inc. of Taiwan • Asus Computer International Inc. of Fremont, California • Dell, Inc. of Round Rock, Texas • Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California • Kingston Technology Co., Inc. of Fountain Valley, California • Logitech International S.A. of Switzerland • Logitech, Inc. of Fremont, California • Pantech Co., Ltd. of South Korea • Pantech Wireless, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia • Best Buy Co., Inc. of Richfield, Minnesota • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Bentonville, Arkansas • Nanya Technology Corporation of Taiwan • Nanya Technology Corporation, USA of Santa Clara, California

 In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-804) Regarding Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
03
On August 31, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-804). The investigation is based on an August 3, 2011 complaint filed on behalf of Litepanels, Ltd. of the United Kingdom and Litepanels, Inc. of Van Nuys, California.  Supplements to the August 3, 2011 complaint were filed August 24, and August 25, 2011.  The complaint and supplemental papers allege violation of Section 337 through the unlawful import into the U.S., sale for importation, and/or sale within the U.S. after importation of certain LED photographic lighting devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,972,022; 7,510,290; 7,429,117; 7,318,652; and U.S. Patent No. 6,948,823. See our August 8, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:

• FloLight, LLC of Campbell, California • Prompter People, Inc. of Campbell, California • IKAN Corporation of Houston, Texas • Advanced Business Computer Services, LLC of Reno, Nevada • Elation Lighting, Inc. of Los Angeles, California • Fotodiox Inc. of Waukegan, Illinois • Fuzhou F&V Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd. of China • Yuyao Lishuai Photo-Facility Co., Ltd. of China • Yuyao Fotodiox Photo Equipment Co., Ltd. of China • Shantou Nanguang Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd. of China • Visio Light, Inc. of Taiwan • Tianjin Wuqing Huanyu Film and TV Equipment Factory of China • Stellar Lighting Systems of Los Angeles, California • Yuyao Lily Collection Co., Ltd. of China

In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-805) Regarding Certain Devices For Improving Uniformity Used In A Backlight Module

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
12
On September 9, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Devices For Improving Uniformity Used In A Backlight Module and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-805). The investigation is based on an August 10, 2011 complaint and an August 22, 2011 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan and ITRI International Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain devices for improving uniformity used in a backlight module and products containing same, including display devices, such as digital televisions and monitors and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,883,932.  See our August 11, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified LG Corporation of South Korea, LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, and LG Electronics, U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey as the respondents in this investigation. In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-806) Regarding Certain Digital Televisions Containing Integrated Circuit Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
14
On September 13, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Televisions Containing Integrated Circuit Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-806). The investigation is based on an August 12, 2011 complaint and September 1 and 6, 2011 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Renesas Electronics Corporation of Japan and 511 Technologies, Inc. of Marshall, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital televisions containing integrated circuit devices and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,199,432 and 6,531,400.  See our August 15, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Vizio, Inc. of Irvine, California  as the sole respondent in this investigation. In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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