Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1050) Regarding Certain Dental Ceramics

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
25
On April 19, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1050).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by Ivoclar Vivadent AG of Liechtenstein, Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. of Amherst, New York, and Ardent, Inc. of Amherst, 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 dental ceramics and products thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,452,836; 6,517,623; 6,802,894; and 6,455,451. See our March 20, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1051) Regarding Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
27
On April 26, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1051).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, LG Electronics Alabama, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, 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 LTE wireless communication devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,916,714; 8,107,456; 9,191,173; 9,225,572; and 8,891,560. See our March 28, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1052) Regarding Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
01
On April 28, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1052). Please note that Oblon represents the Aisin Seiki Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 21, 2017 complaint filed by Intellectual Ventures II LLC of Bellevue, Washington 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 thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors, components thereof, and products and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,154,200; 7,067,944; 7,067,953; 7,683,509; and 7,928,348. See our March 28, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1053) Regarding Certain Two-Way Radio Equipment And Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
02
On April 28, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Two-Way Radio Equipment And Systems, Related Software and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1053).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 29, 2017 complaint filed by Motorola Solutions, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois 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 two-way radio equipment and systems, related software, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,116,284; 8,279,991; 7,369,869; 8,032,169; 7,729,701; 9,099,972; and 6,591,111. See our March 30, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1054) Regarding Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
03
On May 1, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1054).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 30, 2017 complaint filed by Varidesk LLC of Coppell, 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 height-adjustable desk platforms and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,113,703; 9,277,809; and 9,554,644. See our April 14, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1055) Regarding Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
05
On May 2, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1055).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2017 complaint filed by Electric Mirror, LLC of Everett, Washington and Kelvin 42 LLC of Pensacola, Florida 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 of certain mirrors with internal illumination and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,853,414; 7,805,260; 7,559,668; D704,938; and D579,671. See our March 16, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1056) Regarding Certain Collapsible Sockets For Mobile Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
15
On May 10, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Collapsible Sockets For Mobile Electronic Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1056).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by PopSockets LLC 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 of certain collapsible sockets for mobile electronic devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,560,031. See our April 14, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1057) Regarding Certain Robotic Vacuum Cleaning Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
22
On May 17, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Robotic Vacuum Cleaning Devices and Components Thereof Such As Spare Parts (Inv. No. 337-TA-1057).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 18, 2017 complaint filed by iRobot Corp. 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 of certain robotic vacuum cleaning devices and components thereof such as spare parts that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,809,490; 7,155,308; 8,474,090; 8,600,553; 9,038,233; and 9,486,924. See our April 26, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1058) Regarding Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
26
On May 26, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1058).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 28, 2017 complaint filed by Sony Corp. of Japan, Sony Storage Media Solutions Corp. of Japan, Sony Storage Media Manufacturing Corp. of Japan, Sony DADC US Inc. of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Sony Latin America Inc. of Miami, Florida 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 of certain magnetic tape cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,674,596; 6,979,501; and 7,029,774. See our May 4, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1059) Regarding Certain Digital Cameras

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
30
On May 26, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Cameras, Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1059).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by Carl Zeiss AG of Germany and ASML Netherlands B.V. of the Netherlands 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 of certain digital cameras, software, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,301,440; 6,463,163; 6,714,241; 6,731,335; 6,834,128; 7,297,916; and 7,933,454. See our April 28, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1060) Regarding Certain Consumer Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
09
On June 7, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Consumer Electronic Devices, Including Televisions, Gaming Consoles, Mobile Phones and Tablets, and Network-Enabled DVD and Blu-Ray Players (Inv. No. 337-TA-1060).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 9, 2017 complaint filed by ARRIS Enterprises LLC of Suwanee, Georgia 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 of certain consumer electronic devices, including televisions, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets, and network-enabled DVD and Blu-Ray players that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,473,858; 6,934,148; 7,113,502; 7,752,564; 8,300,156; and 9,521,466. See our May 11, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1061) Regarding Certain Bar Code Readers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
26
On June 21, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Bar Code Readers, Scan Engines, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1061).    
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 23, 2017 complaint filed by Honeywell International, Inc. of Morris Plains, New Jersey, Hand Held Products, Inc. d/b/a Honeywell Scanning & Mobility of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. of Fort Mill, South Carolina 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 of certain barcode readers, scan engines, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,832,725; 8,511,572; 7,148,923; 7,527,206; 8,646,692; and 9,323,969.  See our June 7, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1062) Regarding Certain Backpack Chairs

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
07
On July 7, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Backpack Chairs (Inv. No. 337-TA-1062).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 8, 2017 complaint filed by Rio Brands, LLC of West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 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 of certain backpack chairs that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. RE39,022. See our June 14, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1063) Regarding Certain X-Ray Breast Imaging Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
27
On July 26, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain X-Ray Breast Imaging Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1063).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 8, 2017 complaint filed by Hologic, Inc. of Marlborough, 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 of certain x-ray breast imaging devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,831,296; 8,452,379; 7,688,940; 7,986,765; and 7,123,684. See our July 5, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1064) Regarding Certain Shielded Electrical Ribbon Cables

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
02
On August 1, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Shielded Electrical Ribbon Cables and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1064).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 30, 2017 complaint filed by 3M Company and 3M Innovative Properties Company—both of St. Paul, 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 of certain shielded electrical ribbon cables and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,933,333; 9,601,236; and 9,627,106. See our July 6, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1065) Regarding Certain Mobile Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
09
On August 8, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1065).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 2017 complaint filed by Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego, 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 of certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,633,936; 8,698,558; 8,487,658; 8,838,949; 9,535,490; and 9,608,675. See our July 7, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1066) Regarding Certain Recombinant Factor IX Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
11
On August 8, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Recombinant Factor IX Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1066).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 2017 complaint filed by Bioverativ Inc., Bioverativ Therapeutics Inc., and Bioverativ U.S. LLC (collectively, “Bioverativ”)—all of Waltham, 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 of certain recombinant Factor IX products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,670,475; 9,623,091; and 9,629,903. See our July 17, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1067) Regarding Certain Road Milling Machines

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
23
On August 22, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Road Milling Machines and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1067).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 19, 2017 complaint filed by Wirtgen America, Inc. of Antioch, Tennessee 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 of certain road milling machines and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,644,340; 9,624,628; 9,656,530; 7,530,641; and 7,828,309. See our July 26, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1068) Regarding Certain Microfluidic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
05
On August 31, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Microfluidic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1068).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 31, 2017 complaint filed by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. of Hercules, California and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC of Livermore, 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 of certain microfluidic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,500,664; 9,089,844; 9,636,682; 9,649,635; and 9,126,160. See our August 4, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1069) Regarding Certain Pool And Spa Enclosures

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
13
On September 11, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Pool And Spa Enclosures (Inv. No. 337-TA-1069).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2017 complaint filed by Aqua Shield, Inc. of West Babylon, 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 of certain pool and spa enclosures that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,637,160. See our May 12, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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