Updates

Update Regarding Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies (337-TA-691)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
24
Further to our October 23 and October 26 posts, on November 23, 2009, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4: Setting Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedules in Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-691).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex set February 28, 2011 as the target date (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Essex further indicated that any final initial determination on violation should be filed no later than October 29, 2010.  In addition, ALJ Essex noted that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on July 16, 2010.

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Update Regarding Certain Dual Access Locks (337-TA-689)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
30
Further to our October 19 and November 16 posts, on November 25, 2009, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Order No. 4 in Certain Dual Access Locks and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-689).

In the Order, ALJ Luckern sets the procedural schedule for this investigation.  ALJ Luckern scheduled the evidentiary hearing in this matter to begin on May 24, 2010.

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Update Regarding Certain Foldable Stools (337-TA-693)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
07
Further to our December 4 post, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice assigning ALJ Charles E. Bullock as the presiding Administrative Law Judge in Certain Foldable Stools (Inv. No. 337-TA-693).
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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies (337-TA-691)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
09
On December 8, 2009, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5: Setting Procedural Schedules in Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-691).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule for the investigation, including a July 16, 2010 start date for the evidentiary hearing.

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ALJ Bullock Sets Target Date In Certain Foldable Stools (337-TA-693)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
11
Further to our December 4 and December 7 posts, on December 9, 2009, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 2 in Certain Foldable Stools (Inv. No. 337-TA-693).

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock set April 9, 2011 as the target date (which is 16 months after institution of the investigation).  In addition, the Order directs the parties to submit a discovery statement on or before January 11, 2010.  The Order also contains ALJ Bullock’s ground rules for the investigation.

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ITC Further Extends Target Date In Certain Variable Speed Wind Turbines (337-TA-641)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
21
Further to our November 23 post, on December 18, 2009, the International Trade Commission issued a notice deciding to further extend the target date for completion of the investigation in Certain Variable Speed Wind Turbines and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-641). By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is General Electric Co. and the Respondents are Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc., and Mitsubishi Power System, Inc.  On August 7, 2009, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued an initial determination (“ID”) finding violation of Section 337.  See our October 29 post for more details.  On October 8, 2009, the Commission issued a notice determining to review the ID.  See our October 8 post for more details. In the December 18 notice, the Commission “determined to extend the target date for completion of the investigation to January 8, 2010.”
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ALJ Rogers Designates Investigation More Complicated And Sets Hearing Date On Motion For Temporary Relief In Certain Silicon Microphone Packages (337-TA-695)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
23
On December 18, 2009, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 4: Designating Investigation “More Complicated” in Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-695).

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is Knowles Electronics LLC (“Knowles”) and the Respondent is Analog Devices Inc.  The investigation is based on a November 12, 2009 complaint and motion for temporary relief as well as a December 1, 2009 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Knowles.  Knowles’ complaint and motion for temporary relief allege violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain silicon microphone packages and products containing the same which allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,781,231 and 7,242,089.  See our November 13, 17, and December 18 and 21 posts for more details.

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ALJ Luckern Sets Target Date And Procedural Schedule For Enforcement Proceeding In Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices (337-TA-631)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
30
Further to our December 15 and 16 posts, on December 29, 2009, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Order No. 27 in Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-631).

According to the Order, ALJ Luckern set November 18, 2010 as the target date (which is 11 months after institution of the formal enforcement proceeding).  ALJ Luckern further indicated that any enforcement initial determination on violation should be filed no later than July 19, 2010.  In addition, in connection with the procedural schedule, ALJ Luckern noted that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on April 7, 2010.

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ALJ Rogers Sets Target Date In Certain MEMS Devices (337-TA-700)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
13
Further to our January 4 post, on January 12, 2010, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 4: Setting Target Date in Certain MEMS Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-700).

According to the Order, the Initial Determination will be due on January 4, 2011, and the target date for completion of this investigation is May 4, 2011 (which is 16 months after institution of the investigation).

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Update Regarding Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
02
Further to our April 1, 2010 post, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice assigning ALJ Carl C. Charneski as the presiding Administrative Law Judge in Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-710).
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Update Regarding Certain Inkjet Ink Cartridges With Printheads (337-TA-711)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
02
Further to our April 1, 2010 post, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice assigning ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. as the presiding Administrative Law Judge in Certain Inkjet Ink Cartridges With Printheads and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-711).
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