Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-887) Regarding Certain Crawler Cranes

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
15
On July 11, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Crawler Cranes and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-887). The investigation is based on a June 12, 2013 complaint filed by Manitowoc Cranes, LLC of Manitowoc, Wisconsin alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain crawler cranes and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,546,928 and 7,967,158, and that were designed and manufactured using Manitowoc Cranes’ misappropriated trade secrets.  See our June 14, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Sany Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. of China and Sany America, Inc. of Peachtree City, Georgia 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-888) Regarding Certain Silicon Microphone Packages

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
24
On July 23, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press releaseannouncing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-888). The investigation is based on a June 21, 2013 complaint filed by Knowles Electronics, LLC of Itasca, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain silicon microphone packages and products containing same that infringe, or that are made by a process that infringes, one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,439,616, 8,018,049, and 8,121,331.  Seeour June 25, 2013 postfor more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified GoerTek, Inc. of China and GoerTek Electronics, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California as the respondents in this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a noticeindicating that E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-889) Regarding Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
31
On July 31, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets (Inv. No. 337-TA-889). The investigation is based on a June 27, 2013 complaint and July 16, 2013 supplement to the complaint filed by Pragmatus Mobile, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless devices, including mobile phones and tablets, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,149,124 and 8,466,795.  See our June 28, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Pantech Co., Ltd. of South Korea and Pantech Wireless, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia as the respondents in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-890) Regarding Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
20
On August 19, 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-890). The investigation is based on a July 19, 2013 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 or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,997,267; 7,614,398; 7,938,116; 7,341,060; 8,312,883; 7,178,527; 7,950,392; and 7,926,487.  See our July 22, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified BMC Medical Co., Ltd. of China, 3B Medical, Inc. of Lake Wales, Florida, and 3B Products, L.L.C. of Lake Wales, Florida as the respondents 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-891) Regarding Certain Laundry And Household Cleaning Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
26
On August 23, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Laundry And Household Cleaning Products and Related Packaging (Inv. No. 337-TA-891). The investigation is based on a July 25, 2013 complaint filed by The Clorox Company of Oakland, California (“Clorax”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain laundry and household cleaning products and packaging thereof under the trademarks CLORALEX and PINOL.  According to the complaint, these designations infringe and dilute Clorox’s CLOROX and PINE-SOL marks as shown in various registered U.S. trademarks.  See our July 26, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Industrias Alen, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico and Alen USA, LLC of Houston, Texas as the respondents in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-892) Regarding Certain Point-To-Point Network Communication Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
09
On September 4, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Point-To-Point Network Communication Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-892). The investigation is based on an August 1, 2013 complaint filed by Straight Path IP Group, Inc. of Glen Allen, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain point-to-point network communications devices and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,009,469; 6,108,704; and 6,131,121.  See our August 2, 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:
  • AmTran Logistics, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • AmTran Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • 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 Corp. of Japan
  • Panasonic Corp. of North America of Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Sharp Corp. of Japan
  • Sharp Electronics Corp. of Mahwah, New Jersey
  • Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. of Japan
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. of Foster City, California
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC of Foster City, California
  • Sony Corp. of Japan
  • Sony Corp. of America of New York, New York
  • Sony Electronics Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Sony Mobile Communications AB of Sweden
  • Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
  • 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
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-893) Regarding Certain Flash Memory Chips

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
09
On September 4, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-893). The investigation is based on an August 1, 2013 complaint filed by Spansion LLC of Sunnyvale, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain flash memory chips and downstream products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,369,416; 6,900,124; 7,018,922; 6,459,625; 7,151,027; and 6,731,536.  See our August 5, 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:
  • Macronix International Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Macronix America, Inc. of Milpitas, California
  • Macronix Asia Limited of Kanagawa, Japan
  • Macronix (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Acer Inc. of Taiwan
  • Acer America Corporation of San Jose, California
  • ASUSTek Computer Inc. of Taiwan
  • Asus Computer International (America) of Fremont, California
  • Belkin International, Inc. of Playa Vista, California
  • D-Link Corporation of Taiwan
  • D-Link System, Inc. of Fountain Valley, California
  • Netgear Inc. of San Jose, California
  • Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Nintendo of America, Inc. of Redmond, Washington
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-894) Regarding Certain Tires

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
16
On September 16, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Tires and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-894). The investigation is based on an August 14, 2013 complaint filed by Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. of Japan, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. of Cypress, California, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. of Cypress, California, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. of Cypress, California, and Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. of White, Georgia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain tires that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Design Patent Nos. D487,424, D610,975, D610,976, D610,977, D615,031, D626,913, D458,214, and D653,200.  See our August 15, 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:
  • Hong Kong Tri-Ace Tire Co., Ltd. of China
  • Weifang Shunfuchang Rubber & Plastic Co., Ltd. of China
  • Doublestar Dong Feng Tyre Co., Ltd. of China
  • Shandong Yongtai Chemical Group Co., Ltd. of China
  • MHT Luxury Alloys of Rancho Dominguez, California
  • Wheel Warehouse, Inc. of Anaheim, California
  • Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd. of China
  • Dunlap & Kyle Company, Inc. d/b/a Gateway Tire and Service of Batesville, Mississippi
  • Unicorn Tire Corp. of Memphis, Tennessee
  • West KY Customs, LLC of Benton, Kentucky
  • Svizz-One Corporation Ltd. of Thailand
  • South China Tire and Rubber Co., Ltd. of China
  • American Omni Trading Co, LLC of Houston, Texas
  • Tire & Wheel Master, Inc. of Stockton, California
  • Simple Tire of Cookeville, Tennessee
  • WTD Inc. of Cerritos, California
  • Guangzhou South China Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. of China
  • Turbo Wholesale Tires, Inc. of Irwindale, California
  • TireCrawler.com of Downey, California
  • Lexani Tires Worldwide, Inc. of Irwindale, California
  • Vittore Wheel & Tire of Asheboro, North Carolina
  • RTM Wheel & Tire of Asheboro, North Carolina
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-895) Regarding Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
23
On September 20, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-895). The investigation is based on an August 21, 2013 complaint filed by A&J Manufacturing, LLC of St. Simons, Georgia and A&J Manufacturing, Inc. of Green Cove Springs, Florida alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain multiple mode outdoor grills and parts thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,381,712, D660,646, and D662,773.  See our August 22, 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:
  • The Brinkmann Corporation of Dallas, Texas
  • W.C. Bradley Co. of Columbus, Georgia
  • GHP Group, Inc. of Morton Grove, Illinois
  • Kamado Joe Company of Duluth, Georgia
  • Outdoor Leisure Products, Inc. of Neosho, Missouri
  • Rankam Group of Gardena, California
  • Academy Ltd. of Katy, Texas
  • HEB Grocery Company, LP of San Antonio, Texas
  • Kmart Corporation of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • Sears Brands Management Corporation of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • Sears Holdings Corporation of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • Sears, Roebuck & Company of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • Tractor Supply Company of Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Guangdong Canbo Electrical Co., Ltd. of China
  • Chant Kitchen Equipment (HK), Ltd. of China
  • Dongguan Kingsun Enterprises Co., Ltd. of China
  • Zhejiang Fudeer Electric Appliance Co., Ltd. of China
  • Ningbo Huige Outdoor Products Co., Ltd. of China
  • Keesung Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of China
  • Ningbo Spring Communication Technologies Co. Ltd. of China
  • Wuxi Joyray International Corp. of China
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-896) Regarding Certain Thermal Support Devices For Infants

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
21
On September 30, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Thermal Support Devices For Infants, Infant Incubators, Infant Warmers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-896). The investigation is based on an August 29, 2013 complaint and September 18, 2013 supplement to the complaint filed by Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. of Telford, Pennsylvania alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain thermal support devices for infants, infant incubators, infant warmers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,483,080 and 7,335,157.  See our August 30, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Atom Medical International, Inc. of Japan as the sole respondent 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-897) Regarding Certain Optical Disc Drives

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
23
On October 21, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897). The investigation is based on a September 3, 2013 complaint and September 20, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Optical Devices, LLC of Peterborough, New Hampshire alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain optical disc drives, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,904,007; 7,196,979; 8,416,651; RE40,927; RE42,913; and RE43,681.  See our September 6, 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:
  • Lenovo Group Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Lenovo (United States) Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina
  • LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Nintendo of America, Inc. of Redmond, Washington
  • Panasonic Corp. of Japan
  • Panasonic Corp. of North America of Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Toshiba Corp. of Japan
  • Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • MediaTek, Inc. of Taiwan
  • MediaTek USA Inc. of San Jose, California
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 Dee Lord will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-898) Regarding Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
07
On November 6, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-898). The investigation is based on a September 20, 2013 complaint filed by Navico, Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Navico Holding AS of Norway alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain marine sonar imaging devices, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,305,840 and 8,300,499.  See our September 24, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Raymarine, Inc. of Nashua, New Hampshire, Raymarine UK Ltd. of the United Kingdom, and In-Tech Electronics Ltd. of Hong Kong 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 Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-899) Regarding Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
08
On November 7, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-899). The investigation is based on a September 20, 2013 complaint filed by TRW Automotive U.S. LLC of Livonia, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,807,287.  See our September 24, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Magna Electronics, Inc. of East Lansing, Michigan as the sole respondent 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-900) Regarding Certain Navigation Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
12
On November 8, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Navigation Products, Including GPS Devices, Navigation and Display Systems, Radar Systems, Navigational Aids, Mapping Systems and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-900). The investigation is based on a September 23, 2013 complaint filed by Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan and Furuno U.S.A., Inc. of Camas, Washington alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain navigation products, including GPS devices, navigation and display systems, radar systems, navigational aids, mapping systems, and related software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,084,565, 6,424,292, 7,161,561, and 7,768,447.  See our September 25, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following parties as respondents in this investigation:
  • Garmin Ltd. of Switzerland
  • Garmin International, Inc. of Olathe, Kansas
  • Garmin North America, Inc. of Olathe, Kansas
  • Garmin USA, Inc. of Olathe, Kansas
  • Navico Holding AS of Norway
  • Navico UK Limited of the United Kingdom
  • Navico Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Raymarine, Inc. of Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Raymarine UK Ltd. of the United Kingdom
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-901) Regarding Certain Handheld Magnifiers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
12
On November 8, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Handheld Magnifiers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-901). The investigation is based on a September 26, 2013 complaint filed by Freedom Scientific, Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain handheld magnifiers and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. D624,107 and 8,264,598.  See our September 27, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Aumed Group Corp. of China and Aumed Inc. of San Carlos, California as respondents in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-902) Regarding Certain Windshield Wipers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
25
On November 20, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-902). The investigation is based on an October 21, 2013 complaint and November 7, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Trico Products Corporation of Rochester Hills, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wipers and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,836,925 and 6,799,348.  See our October 22, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Federal-Mogul Corp. of Southfield, Michigan and Federal Mogul S.A. of Belgium as 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-903) Regarding Certain Antivenom Compositions

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
02
On November 29, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Antivenom Compositions and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-903). The investigation is based on an October 20, 2013 complaint and a November 19, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by BTG International Inc., of West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain antivenom compositions and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,048,414.  See our November 1, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Veteria Laboratories of Mexico; BioVeteria Life Sciences of Prescott, Arizona; Instituto Bioclon S.A. de C.V. of Mexico; Laboratories Silanes SA de CV of Mexico; The Silanes Group of Mexico; and Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee 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-904) Regarding Certain Acousto-Magnetic Electronic Article Surveillance Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
10
On January 9, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Acousto-Magnetic Electronic Article Surveillance Systems, Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-904). The investigation is based on a December 11, 2013 complaint and December 23, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Tyco Fire & Security GmbH of Switzerland, Sensormatic Electronics, LLC of Boca Raton, Florida, and Tyco Integrated Security, LLC of Boca Raton, Florida alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain acousto-magnetic electronic article surveillance devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,729,200 and 6,181,245.  See our December 13, 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:
  • Ningbo Signatronic Technologies, Ltd. of China (“Ningbo”)
  • All-Tag Security Americas, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida
  • All-Tag Security Hong Kong Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • All-Tag Europe SPRL of Belgium
  • All-Tag Security UK, Ltd. of the United Kingdom
  • Best Security Industries of Delray Beach, Florida
  • Signatronic Corporation of Boca Raton, Florida
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-905) Regarding Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets II

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
23
On January 17, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets II (Inv. No. 337-TA-905). The investigation is based on a December 18, 2013 complaint and January 2 and 8, 2014 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Pragmatus Mobile, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless devices, including mobile phones and tablets, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,149,124 and 8,466,795.  See our December 19, 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:
  • Nokia Corp. (Nokia Oyj) of Finland
  • Nokia, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Samsung Telecommunications America, L.L.C. of Richardson, Texas
  • Sony Corp. of Japan
  • Sony Mobile Communications AB of Sweden
  • Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
  • ZTE Corp. of China
  • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, Texas
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-906) Regarding Certain Standard Cell Libraries

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
24
On January 17, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Standard Cell Libraries, Products Containing Or Made Using The Same, Integrated Circuits Made Using The Same, And Products Containing Such Integrated Circuits (Inv. No. 337-TA-906). The investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint and a January 6, 2014 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Tela Innovations, Inc. of Los Gatos, California alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain standard cell libraries, products containing or made using the same, integrated circuits made using the same, and products containing such integrated circuits that infringe U.S. Patent No. 8,490,043.  See our December 31, 2013 post for more details on the complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. of Taiwan and TSMC North America of San Jose, California 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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