Updates

Update Regarding Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles (337-TA-688)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
26
Further to our April 6, 2010 post, on April 23, 2010, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 10: Amending the Procedural Schedule in Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-688).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule for the investigation, including a July 19, 2010 start date for the evidentiary hearing in this investigation.

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Update Regarding Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies (337-TA-730)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
29
Further to our July 28, 2010 post, the Commission issued a Corrected Notice of Investigation in Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-730). According to the Corrected Notice, Complainant Hewlett-Packard Company filed letters on both July 15, 2010 and July 27, 2010 supplementing its June 25, 2010 complaint.  The Corrected Notice also provides revised address information for some of the Respondents. Additionally, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that ALJ Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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Update Regarding Certain Handbags And Luggage (337-TA-754)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
16
Further to our February 10, 2011 post, on February 10, 2011, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice in Certain Handbags, Luggage, Accessories, and Packaging Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-754).

According to the notice, ALJ Luckern issued a corrected version of Order No. 3 to correct certain typographical errors that were included in the original version of such order.

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Update In Certain Mobile Devices (337-TA-744)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
24
Further to our January 11, 2011 post, on February 22, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice regarding the Markman hearing in Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-744).

According to the notice, ALJ Essex determined that the Markman hearing originally scheduled to begin on March 1, 2011, will take place on March 7-8, 2011 in Hearing Room B.

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ITC Extends Supplemental Briefing Schedule In Certain Multimedia Display And Navigation Devices And Systems (337-TA-694)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
02
Further to our April 28, 2011 post, on April 29, 2011, the International Trade Commission issued a notice determining to extend the supplemental briefing schedule relating to certain domestic industry-related issues by seven days in Certain Multimedia Display And Navigation Devices And Systems (337-TA-694). According to the April 28 notice, written submissions of the parties to the investigation are now due by May 10, 2011, with reply submissions now due by May 24, 2011.  Written submissions from members of the public will now be accepted anytime on or before May 24, 2011.
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ALJ Rogers Designates Investigation More Complicated And Sets Hearing Date On Motion For Temporary Relief In Certain Muzzle-Loading Firearms (337-TA-777)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
16
On June 14, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 4: Designating Investigation “More Complicated” in Certain Muzzle-Loading Firearms and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-777).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 11, 2011 complaint filed by Thompson/Center Arms Co., Inc. and Smith & Wesson Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain muzzle-loading firearms and components thereof that allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,908,781; 7,814,694; 7,140,138; 6,604,311; 5,782,030; and 5,639,981.  The Respondents are Dikar Sociedad Cooperativa Limitada, Bergara Barrels Europe, Blackpowder Products Inc., Connecticut Valley Arms, Bergara Barrels North America, Ardesa Firearms, and Traditional Sporting Goods, Inc. d/b/a Traditions Sporting Firearms.  See our June 16, 2011 post for more details.

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Update Regarding Certain Display Devices, Including Digital Televisions and Monitors (337-TA-765)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
26
On July 20, 2011, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice in Certain Display Devices, Including Digital Televisions and Monitors (Inv. No. 337-TA-765).

In the notice, ALJ Luckern permanently reassigned the investigation to ALJ E. James Gildea.  The case was originally assigned to ALJ Carl C. Charneski.

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ITC Determines that ALJ Bullock’s July 19, 2011 Initial Determination (ID) Is An Order, Rather Than ID in Certain Automated Media Library Devices (337-TA-746)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
25
On August 18, 2011, the Commission issued a notice in Certain Automated Media Library Devices(Inv. No. 337-TA-746).  The notice stated that ALJ Bullock’s July 19, 2011 Order No. 19,  which granted-in-part Respondent IBM’s motion for partial summary determination and found that the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,328,766 (“the ’766 patent”) were not entitled to claim priority to an earlier application, should not have issued as an initial determination.  See our August 18, 2011 postfor more information on ALJ Bullock’s Order No. 19. 

The Commission determined that the priority matter decided in Order No. 19 was uncontested, and by operation of Commission Rule 210.31(d) (19 C.F.R. §210.31(d)), matters admitted in response to requests for admissions are conclusively established.  The Commission further determined that to the extent a ruling under Commission Rule 210.31(d) is appropriate, where uncontested, such ruling should be by order rather than summary determination under Commission Rule 210.18 (19 C.F.R. § 210.18).

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