Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-864) Regarding Certain Mobile Handset Devices And Related Touch Keyboard Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
30
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Handset Devices and Related Touch Keyboard Software(Inv. No. 337-TA-864). The investigation is based on a December 20, 2012 complaint filed by Nuance Communications, Inc. of Burlington, Massachusetts -- and an amended complaint filed on January 11, 2013 by Nuance Communications, Inc., Swype, Inc., Tegic Communications, Inc., and ZI Corporation of Canada, Inc., all of Burlington, Massachusetts -- alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile handset devices and related touch keyboard software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,750,891; 7,453,439; 7,098,896; 7,075,520 and 6,286,064.  See our December 21, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following companies as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Shanghai HanXiang (Coo Tek) Information Technology Co., Ltd. of Shanghai, China
  • Personal Communications Devices, LLC of Hauppauge, New York
Lastly, 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-868) Regarding Certain Wireless Devices With 3G And/Or 4G Capabilities

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
01
On January 31, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Devices With 3G and/or 4G Capabilities and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-868). The investigation is based on a January 2, 2013 complaint filed by InterDigital Communications, Inc., InterDigital Technology Corporation, IPR Licensing, Inc., and InterDigital Holdings, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless devices with 3G and/or 4G capabilities and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,190,966; 7,286,847; 8,009,636; 7,706,830; 7,941,151; 7,616,970 and 7,502,406.  See our January 3, 2013 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following companies as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Suwon-city, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC of Richardson, Texas
  • Nokia Corporation of Espoo, Finland
  • Nokia Inc. of White Plains, New York
  • ZTE Corporation of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
  • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, Texas
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
  • Huawei Device USA, Inc., of Plano, Texas
  • FutureWei Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Huawei Technologies (USA) of Plano, Texas
Lastly, 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-869) Regarding Certain Robotic Toys

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
06
On February 5, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Robotic Toys and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-869). The investigation is based on a January 4, 2013 complaint filed by Innovation First International, Inc., Innovation First, Inc., and Innovation First Labs, Inc.—all of Greenville, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain robotic toys and components thereof made using trade secrets.  See our January 8, 2013 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • CVS Pharmacy Inc. of Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Zuru Inc. of the British Virgin Islands
  • Zuru Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Zuru Toys Inc. of New Zealand
Lastly, 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-870) Regarding Certain Electronic Bark Control Collars

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
25
On February 19, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Bark Control Collars (Inv. No. 337-TA-870). The investigation is based on a January 14, 2013 complaint filed by Radio Systems Corporation of Knoxville, Tennessee (“RSC”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic bark control collars that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,927,233.  RSC also filed a motion for preliminary relief with the complaint.  See our January 15, 2013 post for more details on RSC’s complaint and motion. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions of Boca Raton, Florida as the sole respondent in this investigation.  In addition, regarding RSC’s motion for temporary relief, the Notice of Investigation provides that the Commission has provisionally accepted and referred such motion to the presiding ALJ for investigation. Lastly, 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-871) Regarding Certain Wireless-Communication Base Stations

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
26
On February 25, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless-Communication Base Stations and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-871). The investigation is based on a January 24, 2013 complaint filed by Adaptix, Inc. of Carrolton, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless communications base stations and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,870,808.  See our January 25, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden and Ericsson, Inc. of Plano, Texas as the respondents in this investigation.  Lastly, 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-872) Regarding Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
01
On February 27, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps, Products Containing Same and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-872). The investigation is based on a January 28, 2013 complaint and February 15, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Andrzej Bobel and Neptun Light, Inc. – both of Lake Forest, Illinois – alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain compact fluorescent reflector lamps (“reflector CFLs”) and products and components containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,053,540.  See our January 30, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Maxlite, Inc. of West Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Technical Consumer Products, Inc. of Aurora, Ohio
  • Satco Products, Inc. of Brentwood, New York
  • Litetronics International, Inc. of Alsip, Illinois
The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-873) Regarding Certain Integrated Circuit Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
14
On March 12, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-873). The investigation is based on a February 8, 2013 complaint and February 28, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Tela Innovations, Inc. of Los Gatos, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated circuit devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,264,049, 8,264,044, 8,258,550, 8,258,547, 8,217,428, 8,258,552, and/or 8,030,689.  See our February 11, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • HTC Corporation of Taiwan
  • HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington
  • LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Motorola Mobility LLC of Libertyville, Illinois
  • Nokia Corporation (Nokia Oyj) of Finland
  • Nokia, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • Pantech Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Pantech Wireless, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
Lastly, 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-874) Regarding Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
25
On March 22, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging, Laminated Packaging, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-874). The investigation is based on a February 20, 2013 complaint and a March 12, 2013 amended complaint filed by Lamina Packaging Innovations LLC of Longview, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain products having laminated packaging, laminated packaging and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,207,242 and 7,348,067.  See our February 21, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Remy Cointreau USA, Inc. of New York, New York
  • Pernod Ricard USA LLC of New York, New York
  • John Jameson Import Company of Purchase, New York
  • Moet Hennessy USA of New York, New York
  • Champagne Louis Roederer of Reims, France
  • Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc. of Oakland, California
  • Freixenet USA of Sonoma, California
  • L’Oreal USA, Inc. of New York, New York
  • Hasbro, Inc. of Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Cognac Ferrand USA, Inc. of New York, New York
  • WJ Deutsch & Sons of White Plains, New York
  • Diageo North America, Inc. of Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. of Rochelle, New York
  • Beats Electronics LLC of Santa Monica, California
  • Camus Wines & Spirits Group of Cognac, France
The Notice of Investigation instructs the presiding ALJ to "hold an early evidentiary hearing, find facts, and issue an early decision, as to whether the complainant has satisfied the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement."  Further, the ITC "expects the issuance of an early ID relating to the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement within 100 days of institution, except that the presiding ALJ may grant a limited extension of the ID for good cause shown."  Significantly, the Notice of Investigation further notes that the "issuance of an early ID finding that the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement is not satisfied shall stay the investigation unless the Commission orders otherwise; any other decision shall not stay the investigation or delay the issuance of a final ID covering the other issues of the investigation." Lastly, 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-875) Regarding Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
26
On March 26, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-875). The investigation is based on a February 22, 2013 complaint and a March 7, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Neology, Inc. of Poway, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain radio frequency identification (“RFID”) products and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,081,819, 7,671,746, and 6,690,264.  See our February 25, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Federal Signal Corporation of Oakbrook, Illinois, Federal Signal Technologies, LLC of Irvine, California, Sirit Corp. of Irvine, California, and 3M Company of St. Paul, Minnesota (“3M”) as the respondents in this investigation.  Lastly, 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-876) Regarding Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
10
On April 10, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-876). The investigation is based on a March 11, 2013 complaint filed by STMicroelectronics, Inc. of Coppell, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain microelectromechanical systems (“MEMS devices”) and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,450,332, 7,409,291, 6,928,872, 6,370,954, and 6,034,419.  See our March 12, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified InvenSense, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, Roku, Inc. of Saratoga, California, and Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc. of New Britain, Connecticut as the respondents in this investigation. The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-877) Regarding Certain Omega-3 Extracts From Marine Or Aquatic Biomass

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
15
On April 11, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Omega-3 Extracts From Marine Or Aquatic Biomass and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-877). The investigation is based on a January 29, 2013 complaint, a March 21, 2013 amended complaint, and an April 1, 2013 supplement to the amended complaint filed by Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. and Acasti Pharma Inc. – both of Canada – alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain omega-3 extracts from marine or aquatic biomass and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,278,351.  See our January 31, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Aker BioMarine AS of Norway
  • Aker BioMarine Antarctic USA, Inc. of Issaquah, Washington
  • Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS of Norway
  • Enzymotec Limited of Israel
  • Enzymotec USA, Inc. of Morristown, New Jersey
  • Olympic Seafood AS of Norway
  • Olympic Biotec Ltd. of New Zealand
  • Avoca, Inc. of Merry Hill, North Carolina
  • Rimfrost USA, LLC of Merry Hill, North Carolina
  • Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. of Canada
Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-878) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices Having Placeshifting Or Display Replication Functionality

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
15
On April 11, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices Having Placeshifting Or Display Replication Functionality and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-878). The investigation is based on a March 12, 2013 complaint filed by Sling Media, Inc. of Foster City, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices having placeshifting or display replication functionality and products containing same that infringe one more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,877,776, 8,051,454, 8,060,909, 7,725,912, 8,266,657, and 8,365,236.  See our March 14, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Belkin International, Inc. of Playa Vista, California, Monsoon Multimedia, Inc. of San Mateo, California, and C2 Microsystems, Inc. of San Jose, California as the respondents in this investigation.  The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-879) Regarding Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
30

On April 26, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-879). The investigation is based on a March 28, 2013 complaint and April 19, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by ResMed Corp. of San Diego, California, ResMed Inc. of San Diego, California, and ResMed Ltd. of Australia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain sleep-disordered breathing treatment systems and components thereof that infringe one more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,159,587; 7,487,772; 7,997,267; 7,743,767; 6,216,691; 6,935,337; and 7,614,398.  See our March 29, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Apex Medical Corp. of Taiwan and Apex Medical USA Corp. of Brea, California and Medical Depot Inc. d/b/a Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing of Port Washington, New York as the respondents in this investigation. Lastly, 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-880) Regarding Certain Linear Actuators

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
03
On April 30, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Linear Actuators (Inv. No. 337-TA-880). The investigation is based on an April 3, 2013 complaint filed by Okin America, Inc. of Frederick, Maryland and Dewert Okin GmbH of Germany alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain linear actuators (also known as “drives”) for adjusting parts of seating and reclining furniture that infringe U.S. Patent No. 5,927,144.  See our April 4, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Changzhou Kaidi Electrical Co. Ltd. of China and Kaidi LLC of Eaton Rapids, Michigan as the respondents in this investigation. Lastly, 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-881) Regarding Certain Windshield Wiper Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
10
On June 5, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Windshield Wiper Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-881). The investigation is based on a May 9, 2013 complaint and May 21 and 30, 2013 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Federal-Mogul Corporation of Southfield, Michigan and Federal-Mogul S.A. of Belgium alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wiper devices and components thereof that infringe claims 1-14 of U.S. Patent No. 8,347,449.  See our May 13, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Trico Corporation of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Trico Products of Brownsville, Texas, and Trico Components SA de CV of Mexico as the respondents in this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-882) Regarding Certain Digital Media Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
20
On June 12, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-882). The investigation is based on a May 13, 2013 complaint filed by Black Hills Media, LLC of Wilmington, Delaware alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital media devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,028,323; 8,214,873; 8,230,099; 8,045,952; 8,050,652 and 6,618,593.  See our May 16, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. of South Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC of Richardson, Texas
  • LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Panasonic Corporation of Japan
  • Panasonic Corporation of North America of Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Toshiba Corporation of Japan
  • Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • Sharp Corporation of Japan
  • Sharp Electronics Corporation of Mahwah, New Jersey
Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-883) Regarding Certain Opaque Polymers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
20
On June 18, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Opaque Polymers (Inv. No. 337-TA-883). The investigation is based on a May 20, 2013 complaint filed by Rohm and Haas Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and The Dow Chemical Company of Midland, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain opaque polymers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,020,435; 6,252,004; 7,435,783; and 7,803,878.  See our May 22, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Organik Kimya San. ve Tic. A.S. of Turkey
  • Organik Kimya Netherlands B.V. of the Netherlands
  • Organik Kimya US, Inc. of Burlington, Massachusetts
  • Turk International LLC of Aptos, California
  • Aalborz Chemical LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Notice of Investigation also indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-884) Regarding Certain Consumer Electronics With Display And Processing Capabilities

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
24
On June 20, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Consumer Electronics With Display And Processing Capabilities (Inv. No. 337-TA-884). The investigation is based on a May 17, 2013 complaint and June 7, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Graphics Properties Holdings, Inc. of New Rochelle, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain consumer electronics with display and processing capabilities that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,650,327; 8,144,158; and/or 5,717,881.  See our May 21, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Panasonic Corp. of Japan
  • Panasonic Corp. of North America of Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Toshiba Corp. of Japan
  • Toshiba America, Inc. of New York, New York
  • Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • Vizio, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • AmTran Logistics, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • AmTram Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • ZTE Corp. of China
  • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Iselin, New Jersey and Richardson, Texas
  • ZTE Solutions, Inc. of Richardson, Texas
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-885) Regarding Certain Portable Electronic Communications Devices, Including Mobile Phones

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
24
On June 20, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Portable Electronic Communications Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-885). The investigation is based on a May 23, 2013 complaint and June 12, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Nokia Corporation of Finland and Nokia Inc. of Sunnyvale, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain portable electronic communications devices, including mobile phones and components thereof that infringe one more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,035,189; 6,373,345; 6,711,211; 7,187,945; 8,140,650; and 8,363,824.  See our May 28, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified HTC Corporation of Taiwan and HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington as the respondents in this investigation. The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this Investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-886) Regarding Certain TV Programs, Literary Works For TV Production And Episode Guides

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
12
On July 10, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain TV Programs, Literary Works For TV Production And Episode Guides Pertaining to Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-886). The investigation is based on a June 7, 2013 complaint and June 25 and 27, 2013 supplements to the complaint filed by E.T. Radcliffe, LLC of Dallas, Texas and Emir Tiar of Coto De Caza, California (collectively, “Complainants”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain TV programs, literary works for TV production and episode guides pertaining to same that infringe copyrights asserted by the Complainants. The complaint also alleges violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S., sale for importation, and sale after importation of certain TV programs, literary works for TV production and episode guides pertaining to same, by reason of unfair methods of competition and unfair acts, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States.  See our June 10, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified The Walt Disney Company of Burbank, California, Thunderbird Films, Inc. of Los Angeles, California, and Mindset Television, Inc. of Canada as the respondents in this investigation. Lastly, 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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