Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1098) Regarding Certain Subsea Telecommunication Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
22
On January 19, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Subsea Telecommunication Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1098).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2017 complaint filed by Neptune Subsea Acquisitions Ltd. of the United Kingdom, Neptune Subsea IP Ltd. of the United Kingdom, and Xtera, Inc. of Allen, 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 subsea telecommunication systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,380,068; 7,860,403; 8,971,171; 8,351,798; and 8,406,637. See our December 29, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1099) Regarding Certain Graphics Processors

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
30
On January 30, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Graphics Processors and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1099).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 29, 2017 complaint filed by ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd. of Bermuda 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 graphics processors and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,181,355; 6,900,800; 8,144,156; and 8,643,659. See our January 2, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1116) Regarding Certain Blood Cholesterol Testing Strips

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
01
On May 31, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Blood Cholesterol Testing Strips and Associated Systems Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1116).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2018 complaint filed by, Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. (“PTS”) of Indianapolis, Indiana. The complaint, as amended, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain blood cholesterol testing strips that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,087,397; U.S. Patent No. 7,625,721; and U.S. Patent No. 7,494,818.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1118) Regarding Certain Movable Barrier Operator Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
06
On June 6, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Movable Barrier Operator Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1118).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 4, 2018 complaint filed by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois. A supplement to the complaint was filed on May 15, 2018. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain movable barrier operator systems that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,587,404 (“the ’404 Patent”); 7,755,223 (“the ’223 Patent”); and 6,741,052 (“the ’052 Patent”). See our May 4, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1119) Regarding Certain Infotainment Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
07
On June 7, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Infotainment Systems, Component Thereof, and Automobiles Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1119).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 7, 2018 complaint filed by Broadcom Corporation of San Jose, California. An amended complaint was filed May 16, 2018, and supplements to the complaint were field on May 18, 2019 and May 30, 2018. The complaint, as amended and supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain infotainment systems and automobiles that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,937,187 (“the ’187 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 8,902,104 (“the ’104 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,512,752 (“the ’752 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,530,027 (“the ’027 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 8,284,844 (“the ’844 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 7,437,583 (“the ’583 patent”). See our May 7, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1115) Regarding Certain Blow-Molded Bag-In-Container Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
07
On May 31, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Blow-Molded Bag-in-Container Devices, Associated Components, and End Products Containing or Using Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1115).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2018 complaint filed by, Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A. of Belgium and Anheuser-Busch, LLC of St. Louis, Missouri. Supplements to the Complaint were filed on May 4, 2018 and May 15, 2018. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain blow-molded bag-in-container devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,162,372 (“the ’372 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,517,876 (“the ’876 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,555,572 (“the ’572 patent”); and 9,944,453 (“the ’453 patent”). See our May 1, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1117) Regarding Certain Full-Capture Arrow Rests

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
11
On June 6, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Full-Capture Arrow Rests and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1117).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2018 complaint filed by, Bear Archery, Inc. of Evansville, Indiana. The Complaint was amended May 4, 2018. The complaint, as amended, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain full-capture arrow rests that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,978,775 (“the ’775 patent”). See our April 30, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1120) Regarding Certain Human Milk Oligosaccharides

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
15
On June 15, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Methods of Producing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1120).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 2, 2018 complaint filed by Glycosyn, LLC of Waltham, Massachusetts. An amended complaint was filed on May 16, 2018. An additional supplement to the complaint was also filed on May 25, 2018. The complaint, as amended and supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain human milk oligosaccharides that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,453,230 (“the ’230 patent”) and U.S. Patent No. 9,970,018 (“the ’018 patent”). See our April 20, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1123) Regarding Certain Carburetors

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
17
On July 17, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors (Inv. No. 337-TA-1123).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2018 complaint filed by Walbro, LLC of Tucson Arizona (“Walbro”) 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 carburetors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424 (the ’424 patent), 6,439,547 (the ’547 patent), 6,533,254 (the ’254 patent), 6,540,212 (the ’212 patent), and 7,070,173 (the ’173 patent). See our June 12, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1125) Regarding Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
24
On July 24, 2018, 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-1125).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 22, 2018 complaint filed by Varidesk LLC of Coppell, Texas. On July 3, 12, and 20, 2018, Varidesk filed letters supplementing the complaint. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain height-adjustable desk platforms that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,113,703 (“the ’703 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,277,809 (“the ’809 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,554,644 (“the ’644 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 9,924,793 (“the ’793 patent”). See our June 22, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1132) Regarding Certain Motorized Vehicles

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
11
On September 11, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Motorized Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1132).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 1, 2018 complaint filed by FCA US LLC of Auburn Hills, Michigan 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 motorized vehicles and components thereof that violate common law trade dress and registered trademarks used with and displayed on Jeep®-brand vehicles manufactured and sold by FCA and its predecessors. See our August 1, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1133) Regarding Certain Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
27
On September 27, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1133).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 30, 2018 complaint filed by Autel Robotics USA LLC of Bothell, 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 unmanned aerial vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,979,174; 9,260,184; and 10,044,013. See our August 30, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1135) Regarding Certain Strength-Training Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
01
On October 1, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Strength-Training Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1135).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 4, 2018 complaint filed by Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc. of Poway, 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 strength-training systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,549,949 (“the ’949 patent”), 7,563,209 (“the ’209 patent”), 7,594,880 (“the ’880 patent”), 7,654,938 (“the ’938 patent”), and 7,976,440 (“the ’440 patent”). See our September 4, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1134) Regarding Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Mask Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
02
On October 1, 2018, 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-1134).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 31, 2018 complaint filed by ResMed Corp. and 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. 9,119,931 (“the ’931 patent”), 9,027,556 (“the ’556 patent”), 9,962,511 (“the ’511 patent”), 9,962,510 (“the ’510 patent”), and 9,937,315 (“the ’315 patent”). See our August 31, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1136) Regarding Certain Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Mask Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
08
On October 5, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Mask Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1136).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 10, 2018 complaint filed by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd. of New Zealand 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 obstructive sleep apnea treatment mask systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,333,315; 9,517,317; 9,539,405; 9,907,925; and 9,974,914. See our September 10, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1137) Regarding Certain Semiconductor Lithography Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
10
On October 10, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Semiconductor Lithography Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1137).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 12, 2018 complaint filed by ASML Netherlands B.V. of the Netherlands, ASML US, L.P. of Chandler, Arizona, and ASML US, LLC of Chandler, Arizona 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 lithography systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,295,283; 7,403,264; and 9,188,880. See our September 12, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1138) Regarding Certain LTE- And 3G-Compliant Cellular Communications Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
16
On October 16, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain LTE- and 3G-Compliant Cellular Communications Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1138).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 14, 2018 complaint filed by INVT SPE LLC of San Francisco, 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 LTE- and 3G-compliant cellular communications devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,760,590; 7,206,587; 7,764,711; 7,848,439; and 7,339,949. See our September 14, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1139) Regarding Certain Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
10
On December 10, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1139).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a October 3, 2018 complaint filed by Juul Labs, Inc. of San Francisco, 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 electronic nicotine delivery systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 10,070,669; 10,076,139; 10,045,568; and 10,058,130. See our October 3, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1156) Of Certain LED Packages Containing PFS Phosphor

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
13
On May 13, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain LED Packages Containing PFS Phosphor and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1156).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a April 11, 2019 complaint filed by Current Lighting Solutions, LLC of East Cleveland, Ohio, General Electric Co. of Boston, Massachusetts, and Consumer Lighting, LLC of East Cleveland, Ohio 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 electronic nicotine delivery systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,497,973 and 9,680,067.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1163) Of Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
20
On June 20, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products, Systems, and Components (Inv. No. 337-TA-1163).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a April 30, 2019 complaint filed by Lighting Science Group Corporation of West Warwick, Rhode Island, Healthe, Inc. of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and Global Value Lighting, LLC of West Warwick, Rhode Island 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 electronic nicotine delivery systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,098,483, 7,095,053, 7,528,421, 8,506,118, 8,674,608, 8,201,968, 8,967,844, and 8,672,518.
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