Notices of Investigation
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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