Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-969) Regarding Certain Blood Cholesterol Test Strips

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
04
On November 2, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Blood Cholesterol Test Strips and Associated Systems Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-969).

The investigation is based on an October 2, 2015 complaint filed by Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain blood cholesterol test strips and associated systems containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,087,397.  See our October 6, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-970) Regarding Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
05
On November 3, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press releaseannouncing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-970).

The investigation is based on an October 2, 2015 complaint filed by Varidesk LLC of Coppell, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain height-adjustable desk platforms and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,113,703.  See our October 7, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-971) Regarding Certain Air Mattress Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
17
On November 17, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Air Mattress Systems, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-971).

The investigation is based on an October 16, 2015 complaint filed by Select Comfort Corp. of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Select Comfort SC Corp. of Greenville, South Carolina alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain air mattress systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,904,172 and 7,389,554.  See our October 19, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-972) Regarding Certain Automated Teller Machines

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
19
On November 17, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Automated Teller Machines, ATM Modules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-972).

The investigation is based on an October 19, 2015 complaint filed by Diebold, Inc. and Diebold Self-Service Systems—both of North Canton, Ohio—alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain automated teller machines, ATM modules, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,082,616; 7,121,461; 7,229,010; 7,249,761; 7,314,163; and 7,832,631.  See our October 20, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-973) Regarding Certain Wearable Activity Tracking Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
03
On December 1, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wearable Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-973).

The investigation is based on an November 2, 2015 complaint filed by Fitbit, Inc. of San Francisco, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wearable activity tracking devices, systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,920,332; 8,868,377; and 9,089,760.  See our November 2, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-974) Regarding Certain Aquarium Fittings

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
08
On December 8, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Aquarium Fittings and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-974).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 6, 2015 complaint filed by Hydor USA Inc. of Sacramento, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain aquarium fittings and parts thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,191,846.  See our November 6, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-975) Regarding Certain Computer Cables, Chargers, Adapters, Peripheral Devices And Packaging

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
16
On December 14, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Computer Cables, Chargers, Adapters, Peripheral Devices And Packaging Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-975).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 12, 2015 complaint filed by Belkin International, Inc. of Playa Vista, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain computer cables, chargers, adapters, peripheral devices, and packaging containing the same that infringe Belkin’s BELKIN registered trademarks, namely U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 2,339,459; 2,339,460; 4,168,379; and 4,538,212.  See our November 12, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-976) Regarding Certain Woven Textile Fabrics

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
17
On December 15, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Woven Textile Fabrics And Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-976).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 1, 2015 complaint filed by AAVN, Inc. of Richardson, Texas (“AAVN”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain woven textile fabrics and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,131,790.  AAVN also alleged in a second amended complaint violations of Section 337 based upon false advertising claims.  See our October 5, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-977) Regarding Certain Arrowheads With Deploying Blades

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
22
On December 17, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Arrowheads With Deploying Blades And Components Thereof and Packaging Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-977).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 17, 2015 complaint filed by FeraDyne Outdoors LLC and Out RAGE LLC (collectively, “FeraDyne”)—both of Cartersville, Georgia—alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain arrowheads with deploying blades and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. RE44,144; 6,517,454; 7,771,298; 8,758,176; 8,986,141; D710,962; 9,068,806; and D711,489; and/or U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,812,058 for RAGE.  See our November 20, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-978) Regarding Certain Chassis Parts Incorporating Moveable Sockets

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
30
On December 30, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Chassis Parts Incorporating Moveable Sockets And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-978).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 19, 2015 complaint filed by Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corp. of Southfield, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain chassis parts incorporating moveable sockets and components thereof that are assembled or manufactured by a process that infringes one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,202,280.  See our November 20, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-979) Regarding Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
07
On January 7, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“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-979).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 4, 2015 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. 8,325,044; 8,587,436; and 7,119,664.  See our December 4, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-980) Regarding Certain Rack Mountable Power Distribution Units

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
11
On January 7, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Rack Mountable Power Distribution Units (Inv. No. 337-TA-980).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 8, 2015 complaint filed by Server Technology, Inc. of Reno, Nevada (“STI”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain rack mountable power distribution units that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,162,521; 7,400,493; 7,414,329; 7,447,002; 7,567,430; 7,706,134; 8,541,906; 8,541,907; 8,601,291; and 8,694,272.  See our December 11, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-981) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices Containing Strengthened Glass

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
12
On January 11, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices Containing Strengthened Glass and Packaging Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-981).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 10, 2015 complaint and December 24, 2015 amended complaint filed by Saxon Glass Technologies, Inc. of Alfred, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices containing strengthened glass and packaging thereof that infringe Saxon’s IONEX trademark, as shown in U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,639,419, and Saxon’s common law rights in the IONEX mark.  See our November 10, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-982) Regarding Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
21
On January 15, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-982).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2015 complaint filed by ParkerVision, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain radio frequency (“RF”) capable integrated circuits, including RF receivers, RF transmitters, RF transceivers, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,879,817; 7,929,638; 8,571,135; and 9,118,528.  See our December 15, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-983) Regarding Certain Laser-Driven Light Sources

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
25
On January 15, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Laser-Driven Light Sources, Subsystems Containing Laser-Driven Light Sources, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-983).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2015 complaint filed by Energetiq Technology, Inc. of Woburn, Massachusetts alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain laser-driven light sources, subsystems containing laser-driven light sources, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,969,841; 9,048,000; and 9,185,786.  See our December 28, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-984) Regarding Certain Computing Or Graphics Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
29
On January 29, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Computing Or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-984).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 28, 2015 complaint filed by Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC of Portsmouth, New Hampshire alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain computing or graphics systems, components thereof, and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,339,428; 6,546,439; 6,630,935; and 8,933,945.  See our December 29, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-985) Regarding Certain Surgical Stapler Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
10
On February 10, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Surgical Stapler Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-985).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 8, 2016 complaint filed by Covidien LP of Mansfield, Massachusetts alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain surgical stapler devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,669,073; 8,342,377; and 6,079,606.  See our January 8, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-986) Regarding Certain Diaper Disposal Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
24
On February 23, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Diaper Disposal Systems and Components Thereof, Including Diaper Refill Cassettes (Inv. No. 337-TA-986).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 21, 2016 complaint filed by Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC of Chesterfield, Missouri and International Refills Company Ltd. of Barbados alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain diaper disposal systems and components thereof, including diaper refill cassettes, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,899,420 and 6,974,029.  See our January 27, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-987) Regarding Certain Hospital Beds

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
02
On March 2, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Hospital Beds and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-987).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 1, 2016 complaint filed by Stryker Corp. of Kalamazoo, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain hospital beds and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,082,630; 7,690,059; 7,784,125; and 8,701,229.  See our February 1, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-988) Regarding Certain Pumping Bras

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
09
On March 9, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Pumping Bras (Inv. No. 337-TA-988).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 5, 2016 complaint filed by Simple Wishes, LLC of Sacramento, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain pumping bras that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,323,070 and 8,192,247.  See our February 5, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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