Notices of Investigation
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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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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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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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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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
18
On January 17, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Load Supporting Systems, Including Composite Mat Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1095).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2017 complaint filed by Newpark Mats & Integrated Services LLC of The Woodlands, 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 load supporting systems, including composite mat systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,511,257 and 6,695,527. See our December 20, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
17
On January 17, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain IoT Devices, Components Thereof (IOT, the Internet of Things) – Web Applications Displayed on a Web Browser (Inv. No. 337-TA-1094).  
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 3, 2017 complaint filed by Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam of Menlo Park, 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 Internet of Things (IoT) devices and components thereof (web application displayed on a web browser) that infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,930,340.  See our October 13, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.  The amended complaint further alleges unfair methods of competition and unfair acts (criminal and civil RICO violations, breach of contract, theft of intellectual property, antitrust violations, and trade secret misappropriation), the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States.

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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
03
On January 3, 2018, 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-1093).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 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 certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,154,356; 9,473,336; 8,063,674 ; 7,693,002; and 9,552,633. See our December 7, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
22
On December 14, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Color Intraoral Scanners and Related Hardware and Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-1091).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 14, 2017 complaint filed by Align Technology, Inc. of San Jose, 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 color intraoral scanners and related hardware and software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,363,228; 8,451,456; 8,675,207; 9,101,433; 6,948,931; and 6,685,470. See our November 14, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
27
On November 20, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Glucosylated Steviol Glycosides and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1085).  
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 20, 2017 complaint filed by PureCircle USA Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois and PureCircle Sdn Bhd of Malaysia 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 glucosylated steviol glycosides and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,420,815.  See our October 27, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.

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By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
24
On November 17, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Insulated Beverage Containers, Components, Labels, and Packaging Materials Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1084).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 28, 2017 complaint filed by YETI Coolers, LLC of Austin, 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 insulated beverage containers, components, labels, and packaging materials thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. D752,397; D780,533; D781,146; and D784,775 as well as various YETI trademarks and copyrights. See our October 2, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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