Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-929) Regarding Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
11
On September 4, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).

The investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint, August 14, 2014 amended complaint and August 22, 2014 supplement filed by Adrian Rivera Maynez Enterprises, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, California and Adrian Rivera of Whittier, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320.  See our August 6, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-930) Regarding Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
19
On September 17, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments (Inv. No. 337-TA-930).

The investigation is based on an August 18, 2014 and September 5, 2014 supplement to the complaint filed by RevoLaze, LLC and TechnoLines, LLC—both of Westlake, Ohio alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain laser abraded denim garments that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,990,444; 6,140,602; 6,252,196; 6,664,505; 6,819,972; and 6,858,815.  See our August 19, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-931) Regarding Certain Formatted Magnetic Data Storage Tapes

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
25
On September 24, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Formatted Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-931).

The investigation is based on an August 22, 2014 complaint and a September 8, 2014 supplement to the complaint filed by Advanced Research Corp. of White Bear Lake, Minnesota alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain formatted magnetic data storage tapes and cartridges containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,525,761; 7,948,705; 8,254,052; 8,437,103; and 8,542,457.  See our August 25, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-932) Regarding Certain Consumer Electronics And Display Devices With Graphics Processing

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
09
On October 6, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Consumer Electronics And Display Devices With Graphics Processing Units Therein (Inv. No. 337-TA-932).

The investigation is based on a September 4, 2014 complaint filed by NVIDIA Corp. of Santa Clara, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain consumer electronics and display devices with graphics processing and graphics processing units (GPUs), and the processors and chipsets used in those devices that contain GPUs, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,198,488; 6,992,667; 7,038,685; 7,015,913; 6,697,063; 7,209,140; and 6,690,372.  See our September 5, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-933) Regarding Certain Stainless Steel Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
09
On October 6, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Stainless Steel Products, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-932).

The investigation is based on a September 5, 2014 complaint filed by Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Valbruna Stainless Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A. of Italy (collectively, "Valbruna") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain stainless steel products manufactured using Valbruna's allegedly stolen trade secrets.  See our September 8, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-934) Regarding Certain Dental Implants

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
22
On October 21, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Dental Implants (Inv. No. 337-TA-934).

The investigation is based on a September 25, 2014 complaint filed by Nobel Biocare Services AG of Switzerland and Nobel Biocare USA, LLC of Yorba Linda, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain dental implants that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,714,977 and 8,764,443.  See our September 29, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-935) Regarding Certain Personal Transporters

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
05
On November 5, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Personal Transporters (Inv. No. 337-TA-932).

The investigation is based on a September 9, 2014 complaint, September 19, 2014 supplement to the complaint, and October 6, 2014 amended complaint filed by Segway Inc. of Bedford, New Hampshire and DEKA Products Limited Partnership of Manchester, New Hampshire alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain personal transporters, components thereof, and manuals relating thereto that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,789,640; 7,275,607; D551,722; and D551,592 and U.S. Copyright Reg. No. TX 7-800-563.  See our September 11, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-936) Regarding Certain Footwear Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
14
On November 12, 2014, the U.S. International trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Footwear Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-936). 

The investigation is based on an October 14, 2014 complaint and a November 4, 2014 supplement to the complaint filed by Converse Inc. of North Andover, Massachusetts ("Converse") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain footwear products that infringe U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 4,398,753; 3,258,103; and 1,588,960.  Additionally, Converse alleges violation of Section 337 based upon unfair competition/false designation of origin, common law trademark infringement and unfair competition, and trademark dilution.  See our October 15, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-937) Regarding Certain Windshield Wipers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
19
On November 17, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-937).  Please note that Oblon Spivak represents Complainants in this matter.

The investigation is based on an October 15, 2014 complaint and an October 29, 2014 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Valeo North America, Inc. of Troy, Michigan and Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico 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. 7,891,044 and 7,937,798.  See our October 16, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-938) Regarding Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
05
On December 5, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-938).

The investigation is based on a November 5, 2014 complaint and November 17 and 20, 2014 supplements to the complaint filed by PPC Broadband, Inc. of East Syracuse, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain coaxial cable connectors, components thereof or products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,801,448.  See our November 7, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-939) Regarding Certain Three-Dimensional Cinema Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
10
On December 8, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Three-Dimensional Cinema Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-939).

The investigation is based on a November 7, 2014 complaint filed by RealD Inc. of Beverly Hills, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain three-dimensional cinema systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,905,602; 8,220,934 ; 7,857,455; and 7,959,296.  See our November 11, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-940) Regarding Certain Snowmobiles

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
22
On December 19, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Snowmobiles with Engines Having Exhaust Temperature-Controlled Engine Technology and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-940).

The investigation is based on a November 7, 2014 complaint and December 12, 2014 amended complaint filed by Arctic Cat Inc. of Plymouth, Minnesota alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain snowmobiles with engines having exhaust temperature-controlled engine technology and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,371,082; 6,550,450; and 7,258,107.  See our November 10, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-941) Regarding Certain Graphics Processing Chips

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
24
On December 23, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems On A Chip, And Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-941).

The investigation is based on a November 21, 2014 complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC of Austin, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain graphics processing units, systems on a chip, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,147,385; 6,173,349; 7,056,776; and 7,804,734.  See our November 26, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-942) Regarding Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets III

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
26
On December 23, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets III (Inv. No. 337-TA-942).

The investigation is based on a November 24, 2014 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 No. 8,466,795.  See our November 28, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-943) Regarding Certain Wireless Headsets

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
14
On January 8, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Headsets (Inv. No. 337-TA-943).

The investigation is based on a December 8, 2014 complaint and December 24, 2014 supplement to the complaint filed by One-E-Way, Inc. of Pasadena, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless headsets that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,865,258 and 8,131,391.  See our January 8, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-944) Regarding Certain Network Devices (I)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
05
On January 21, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Network Devices (I) (Inv. No. 337-TA-944).

The investigation is based on a December 19, 2014 complaint and January 8, 2015 supplement to the complaint filed by Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain networking equipment and components and software thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,162,537; 8,356,296; 7,290,164; 7,340,597; 6,741,592; and 7,200,145.  See our December 29, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-945) Regarding Certain Network Devices (II)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
06
On January 21, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Network Devices (II) (Inv. No. 337-TA-945).

The investigation is based on a December 19, 2014 complaint filed by Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain networking equipment and components and software thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,023,853; 6,377,577; 7,460,492; 7,061,875; 7,224,668; and 8,051,211.  See our December 29, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-946) Regarding Certain Ink Cartridges

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
11
On January 21, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Ink Cartridges (Inv. No. 337-TA-946).

The investigation is based on a December 23, 2014 complaint filed by Epson Portland Inc. of Hillsboro, Oregon, Epson America, Inc. of Long Beach, California, and Seiko Epson Corp. of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain unauthorized, aftermarket ink cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,366,233; 8,454,116; 8,794,749; 8,801,163; and 8,882,513.  See our December 29, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-947) Regarding Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
19
On February 12, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-947).

The investigation is based on a January 12, 2015 complaint filed by Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain light-emitting diode products and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,657,236; 6,885,036; 6,614,056; 7,312,474; 7,976,187; 8,766,298; 8,596,819; and 8,628,214.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-948) Regarding Certain Toy Figurines

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
19
On March 11, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Toy Figurines and Toy Sets Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-948).

The investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by LEGO A/S of Denmark, LEGO System A/S of Denmark, and LEGO Systems, Inc. of Enfield, Connecticut alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain toy figurines and toy sets containing the same that infringe one or more of the following U.S. design patents: D682,367; D678,432; D689,568 ; and D672,413 as well as one or more of the following U.S. Copyright registrations: VA 1-876-291, VA 1-876-279, VA 1-876-378, and VA 1-876-373.  See our February 18, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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