Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1009) Regarding Certain Inflatable Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
30
On June 20, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Inflatable Products with Tensioning Structures and Processes for Making the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1009).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 19, 2016 complaint filed by Intex Recreation Corp. of Long Beach, California and Intex Marketing Ltd. of the British Virgin Islands alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain inflatable products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,562,773 and 9,156,203.  See our May 19, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1010) Regarding Certain Semiconductor Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
01
On June 20, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Device Packages, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1010).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 23, 2016 complaint filed by Tessera Technologies, Inc., Tessera, Inc., and Invensas Corp.—all of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain semiconductor devices, semiconductor device packages, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,856,007; 6,849,946; and 6,133,136.  See our May 24, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1011) Regarding Certain Inkjet Printers, Printheads, And Ink Cartridges

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
07
On June 27, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Inkjet Printers, Printheads, And Ink Cartridges, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1011).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 27, 2016 complaint filed by HP Inc. of Palo Alto, California alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain inkjet printers, printheads, ink cartridges, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,270,201; 6,491,377; 6,260,952; 7,004,564; 7,090,343; and 7,744,202.  See our June 3, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1012) Regarding Certain Magnetic Data Storage Tapes

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
08
On June 27, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1012).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 27, 2016 complaint filed by FujiFilm Corporation of Japan and FujiFilm Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. of Bedford, Massachusetts alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain magnetic data storage tapes and cartridges containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,641,891; 6,703,106; 6,703,101; 6,767,612; 8,236,434; and 7,355,805.  See our May 31, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1013) Regarding Certain Potassium Chloride Powder Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
22
On July 21, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Potassium Chloride Powder Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1013).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Lehigh Valley Technologies, Inc. of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Endo Global Ventures of Bermuda, Endo Ventures Ltd. of Ireland, and Generics Bidco I, LLC d/b/a Qualitest Pharmaceuticals and Par Pharmaceutical of Huntsville, Alabama alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain potassium chloride powder products, including importing and selling a “Potassium Chloride for Oral Solution, USP, 20 mEq” product that is allegedly not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), and unfairly competing with Complainants through the false and misleading packaging, marketing, promotion, distribution, and sale of the Proposed Respondents’ unapproved potassium chloride powder products.  See our June 15, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1014) Regarding Certain Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
25
On July 22, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1014).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Schütz Container Systems Inc. of North Branch, New Jersey alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain intermediate bulk containers that infringe Schütz’s trade dress.  See our June 22, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1015) Regarding Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
26
On July 26, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer, Inc. of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel’s trade dress.  See our June 27, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1016) Regarding Certain Access Control Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
12
On August 3, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Access Control Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1016).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 5, 2016 complaint filed by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. of Elmhurst, Illinois (“CGI”) alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain access control systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,161,319; 7,196,611; and 7,339,336.  See our July 5, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1017) Regarding Certain Quartz Slabs (II)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
15
On August 11, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Quartz Slabs and Portions Thereof (II) (Inv. No. 337-TA-1017).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 11, 2016 complaint filed by Cambria Company LLC of Belle Plaine, Minnesota alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain quartz slabs and portions thereof that infringe the claims of U.S. Patent Nos. D712,666; D712,670; D751,298; D712,161; and D737,058.  See our July 11, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1018) Regarding Certain Athletic Footwear

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
12
On September 8, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Athletic Footwear (Inv. No. 337-TA-1018).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 10, 2016 complaint filed by Reebok International Ltd. of Canton, Massachusetts and Reebok International Ltd. of the United Kingdom alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain athletic footwear products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,637,035 and 8,505,221.  See our August 10, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1019) Regarding Certain Krill Oil Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
14
On September 12, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Krill Oil Products and Krill Meal For Production of Krill Oil Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1019).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 12, 2016 complaint filed by Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS of Norway and Aker BioMarine Manufacturing, LLC of Houston, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain krill oil products and krill meal for production of krill oil products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,028,877; 9,078,905; 9,072,752; 9,320,765; and 9,375,453.  See our August 17, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1020) Regarding Certain Industrial Control System Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
19
On September 14, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Industrial Control System Software, Systems Using Same and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1020).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 5, 2016 complaint filed by Rockwell Automation, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain industrial control system software, systems using same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,675,226; 6,816,817; 6,819,960; 6,978,225; 7,130,704; 7,650,196; 7,693,585; and 8,799,800.  See our August 9, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1021) Regarding Certain Personal Transporters

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
22
On September 15, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Personal Transporters and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1021).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 16, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc. of Bedford, New Hampshire, DEKA Products Limited Partnership of Manchester, New Hampshire, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. of China alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230 and 7,275,607.  See our August 18, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1022) Regarding Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Mask Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
23
On September 19, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Mask Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1022).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 17, 2016 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 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain sleep-disordered breathing treatment mask systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,960,196 and 9,119,931.  See our August 19, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1023) Regarding Certain Memory Modules

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
03
On October 3, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Memory Modules and Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1023).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 1, 2016 complaint filed by Netlist, Inc. of Irvine, California alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain memory modules and components thereof, and products containing same, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,756,364; 8,516,185; 8,001,434; 8,359,501; 8,689,064; and 8,489,837.  See our September 6, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1024) Regarding Certain Integrated Circuits With Voltage Regulators

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
13
On October 12, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Circuits With Voltage Regulators and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1024).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 12, 2016 complaint filed by R2 Semiconductor, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain integrated circuits with voltage regulators and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,233,250.  See our September 20, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1025) Regarding Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
20
On October 19, 2016, 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-1025).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 26, 2016 complaint filed by Silicon Genesis Corporation of Santa Clara, California alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain silicon-on-insulator wafers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,458,672 and 6,171,965.  See our May 27, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1026) Regarding Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
21
On October 19, 2016, 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 the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1026).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2016 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corporation of Bohemia, New York alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain audio processing hardware, software, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,049,607; 6,363,345; and 6,377,607.  See our September 21, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1027) Regarding Certain Food Supplements And Vitamins, Including Ocular Antioxidants

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
07
On November 3, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Food Supplements And Vitamins, Including Ocular Antioxidants and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1027).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 6, 2016 complaint filed by Kemin Industries, Inc. and Kemin Foods, L.C.—both of Des Moines, Iowa –alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain food supplements and vitamins, including ocular antioxidants and components thereof and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,815,955 and 9,226,940.  See our October 7, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1028) Regarding Certain Mobile Device Holders

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
08
On November 7, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Device Holders and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1028).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 6, 2016 complaint filed by Nite Ize, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain mobile device holders and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,870,146; 8,602,376; D734,746; and D719,959.  See our October 10, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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