Notices of Investigation
By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
10
On February 1, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Basketball Backboard Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1040).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 30, 2016 complaint filed by Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield, Utah 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 basketball backboard components and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of Lifetime’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,749,111; 8,845,463; and 8,852,034. See our January 12, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
26
On January 24, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1038).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2016 complaint filed by Nokia Technologies Oy of Finland 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 devices, including mobile phones, tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of Nokia’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,415,247; 9,270,301; 6,393,260; 8,036,619; 6,826,391; 6,480,700; 9,473,602; and 7,653,366. See our January 3, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
23
On January 18, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Graphics Processors, DDR Memory Controllers, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1037).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 16, 2016 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, DDR memory controllers, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,677,952; 6,950,350; 7,518,616; and 8,643,659. See our December 23, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
20
On January 18, 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-1036).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2016 complaint filed by Sony Corp. of Japan, Sony Storage Media and Devices 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 certain magnetic tape cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of Sony’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,345,779; 6,896,959; 7,016,137; and 7,115,331. See our December 22, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
11
On January 9, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Liquid Crystal eWriters and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1035).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 8, 2016 complaint filed by Kent Displays, Inc. of Kent, 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 liquid crystal eWriters and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,351,506 and 8,947,604. See our December 13, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
09
On January 5, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Flash Memory Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1034).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2016 complaint filed by Memory Technologies, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada 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 flash memory devices and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. RE45,542; RE45,486; 7,565,469; 9,063,850; and 8,307,180. See our December 20, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
04
On January 4, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Arrowheads With Arcuate Blades and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1033).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2016 complaint filed by Flying Arrow Archery, LLC of Belgrade, Montana 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 arrowheads with arcuate blades and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,920,269; D713,919 S; and D729,336 S. See our December 6, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
07
On December 5, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Single-Molecule Nucleic Acid Sequencing Systems and Reagents, Consumables, and Software for Use with Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1032).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 31, 2016 complaint filed by Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. 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 single-molecule nucleic acid sequencing systems and reagents, consumables, and software for use with same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,404,146.  See our November 3, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
05
On November 30, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain UV Curable Coatings For Optical Fibers, Coated Optical Fibers, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1031).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 31, 2016 complaint filed by DSM Desotech, Inc. of Elgin, Illinois and DSM IP Assets 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 certain UV curable optical fiber coatings, coated optical fibers, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,961,508; 7,171,103; 7,067,564; and 7,706,659. See our November 1, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
23
On November 22, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain High-Potency Sweeteners, Processes for Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1030).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 26, 2016 complaint filed by Celanese International Corp. of Irving, Texas, Celanese Sales U.S. Ltd. of Irving, Texas, and Celanese IP Hungary Bt of Hungary 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 high-potency sweeteners and products containing same that infringe, or are made by a process that infringes, one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,024,016.  See our October 28, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
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