Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-949) Regarding Certain Audio Processing Hardware And Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
23
On March 12, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Audio Processing Hardware And Software and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-949).

The investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corp. of Bohemia, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain audio processing hardware and software and products that infringe one or more claims of United States Patent Nos. 5,825,898; 6,483,923; 6,049,607; 6,363,345; and 6,377,637.  See our February 4, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-950) Regarding Certain Electronic Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
23
On March 13, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Products, Including Products with Near Field Communication ("NFC") System-Level Functionality and/or Battery Power-Up Functionality, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-950).

The investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by NXP B.V. of the Netherlands and NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic products, including products with near field communication system-level functionality and/or battery power-up functionality, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,412,230; 8,280,304; 8,065,389; 8,204,959; 8,412,185; and 6,590,365.  See our February 17, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-951) Regarding Certain Lithium Metal Oxide Cathode Materials

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
01
On March 24, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Lithium Metal Oxide Cathode Materials, Lithium-Ion Batteries for Power Tool Products Containing Same, and Power Tool Products with Lithium-Ion Batteries Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-951).

The investigation is based on a February 20, 2015 complaint filed by BASF Corp. of Florham Park, New Jersey and UChicago Argonne LLC of Lemont, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain lithium metal oxide cathode materials, lithium-ion batteries containing same, and products with lithium-ion batteries containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,677,082 and 6,680,143.  See our February 23, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-952) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
02
On March 30, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Computers, Tablet Computers, Digital Media Players, and Cameras (Inv. No. 337-TA-952).

The investigation is based on a February 26, 2015 complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices, including wireless communication devices, computers, tablet computers, digital media players, and cameras that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,633,550; 6,157,620; 6,029,052; 8,812,059; 6,291,966; and 6,122,263.  See our March 2, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-953) Regarding Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
03
On March 30, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices, Including Communication Devices and Tablet Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-953).

The investigation is based on a February 26, 2015 complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless standard compliant electronic devices, including communication devices and tablet computers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,717,996; 8,660,270; 6,058,359; 6,301,556; 8,102,805; 8,607,130; 8,837,381; and 8,331,476.  See our March 3, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-954) Regarding Certain Variable Valve Actuation Devices And Automobiles

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
13
On April 9, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Variable Valve Actuation Devices And Automobiles Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-954).

The investigation is based on a March 10, 2015 complaint filed by Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc. of Bloomfield, Connecticut alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain variable valve actuation ("VVA") devices and automobiles containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,829,397; 6,474,277; 6,883,492; 7,059,282; 8,776,738; and 8,820,276.  See our March 16, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-955) Regarding Certain Protective Cases For Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
30
On April 24, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Protective Cases For Electronic Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-955).

The investigation is based on a March 11, 2015 complaint filed by Otter Products, LLC of Fort Collins, Colorado alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain protective cases for electronic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,792,232 and 8,976,512.  See our March 13, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-956) Regarding Certain Recombinant Factor VIII Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
19
On May 18, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Recombinant Factor VIII Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-956).

The investigation is based on an April 16, 2015 complaint filed by Baxter International Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, Baxter Healthcare Corp. of Deerfield, Illinois, and Baxter Healthcare SA of Switzerland alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain recombinant factor VIII products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,100,061; 6,936,441; and 8,084,252.  See our April 17, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-957) Regarding Certain Touchscreen Controllers

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
21
On May 20, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Touchscreen Controllers and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-957).

The investigation is based on an April 21, 2015 complaint filed by Synaptics Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain touchscreen controllers and products containing the same, e.g., smart phones, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,868,874; 8,338,724; 8,558,811; and 8,952,916.  See our April 24, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-958) Regarding Certain Automatic Teller Machines And Point Of Sale Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
04
On June 3, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Automatic Teller Machines And Point Of Sale Devices and Associated Software Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-958).
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-959) Regarding Certain Electric Skin Care Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
19
On June 19, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-959).

The investigation is based on an April 30, 2015 complaint filed by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric skin care devices, brushes and chargers therefor, and kits containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,320,691; 7,386,906; and D523,809, in addition to infringing PBL's trade dress.  See our May 11, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-960) Regarding Certain Toner Supply Containers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
10
On July 10, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Toner Supply Containers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-960).

The investigation is based on a June 12, 2015 complaint filed by Canon Inc. of Japan, Canon U.S.A., Inc. of Melville, New York, and Canon Virginia, Inc. of Newport News, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain toner supply containers and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,909,094 and 9,046,820.  See our June 12, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-961) Regarding Certain Lip Balm Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
14
On July 10, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Lip Balm Products, Containers for Lip Balm, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-961).

The investigation is based on a June 12, 2015 complaint filed by eos Products, LLC and The Kind Group LLC - both of New York, New York - alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain lip balm products, containers for lip balm, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,888,391.  See our June 15, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-962) Regarding Certain Resealable Packages With Slider Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
17
On July 15, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Resealable Packages With Slider Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-962).

The investigation is based on a June 17, 2015 complaint filed by Reynolds Presto Products Inc. of Appleton, Wisconsin alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain resealable packages with slider devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,427,421; 6,524,002; and 7,311,443.  See our June 17, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-963) Regarding Certain Activity Tracking Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
18
On August 18, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-963).

The investigation is based on a July 8, 2015 complaint filed by AliphCom d/b/a Jawbone of San Francisco, California and BodyMedia, Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wearable fitness and activity tracker devices, systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,446,275; 8,529,811; 8,793,522; 8,961,413; 8,073,707; and 8,398,546.  The complaint further alleges that the Proposed Respondents have engaged in unfair competition and unfair acts by their access and improper use of Jawbone's trade secret confidential information related to Jawbone's technology and wearable product development plans, roadmaps, and financial information.  See our July 8, 2015 postfor more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-964) Regarding Certain Windscreen Wipers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
19
On August 18, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Windscreen Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-964).  Please note that Oblon represents Valeo in this matter.

The investigation is based on a July 20, 2015 complaint filed by Trico Products Corp. of Rochester Hills, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windscreen wipers and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,836,925 and 6,799,348.  See our July 20, 2015 postfor more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-965) Regarding Certain Table Saws Incorporating Active Injury Mitigation Technology

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
28
On August 26, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Table Saws Incorporating Active Injury Mitigation Technology and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-965).

The investigation is based on a July 16, 2015 complaint filed by SawStop, LLC and SD3, LLC—both of Tualatin, Oregon alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain certain table saws incorporating active injury mitigation technology and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,225,712; 7,600,455; 7,610,836; 7,895,927; 8,011,279; and 8,191,450.  See our July 16, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-966) Regarding Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
22
On September 18, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (Inv. No. 337-TA-966).

The investigation is based on an August 19, 2015 complaint filed by Silicon Genesis Corp. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain silicon-on-insulator wafers for use in semiconductors that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,985,742; 6,013,563; 6,103,599; 6,162,705; 6,180,496; 6,294,814; 6,790,747; and 7,811,901.  See our August 20, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-967) Regarding Certain Document Cameras And Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
24
On September 18, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Document Cameras And Software For Use Therewith (Inv. No. 337-TA-967).

The investigation is based on an August 20, 2015 complaint filed by Pathway Innovations & Technologies, Inc. of San Diego, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain document cameras and software for use therewith that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. D647,906; D674,389; 8,508,751; and D715,300.  See our September 23, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-968) Regarding Certain Radiotherapy Systems And Treatment Planning Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
03
On October 26, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Radiotherapy Systems And Treatment Planning Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-968).

The investigation is based on a September 25, 2015 complaint filed by Varian Medical Systems, Inc. of Palo Alto, California and Varian Medical Systems International AG of Switzerland alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain radiotherapy systems and treatment planning software and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,945,021; 8,116,430; 8,867,703; 7,880,154; 7,906,770; and 8,696,538.  See our September 30, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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