Notices of Investigation
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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By Eric Schweibenz
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May
01
On April 28, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1052). Please note that Oblon represents the Aisin Seiki Respondents in this matter.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 21, 2017 complaint filed by Intellectual Ventures II LLC of Bellevue, 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 thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors, components thereof, and products and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,154,200; 7,067,944; 7,067,953; 7,683,509; and 7,928,348. See our March 28, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
27
On April 26, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1051).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, LG Electronics Alabama, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 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 LTE wireless communication devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,916,714; 8,107,456; 9,191,173; 9,225,572; and 8,891,560. See our March 28, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
25
On April 19, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1050).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by Ivoclar Vivadent AG of Liechtenstein, Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. of Amherst, New York, and Ardent, Inc. of Amherst, New York 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 dental ceramics and products thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,452,836; 6,517,623; 6,802,894; and 6,455,451. See our March 20, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
12
On April 12, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Cable And Satellite Products, Set-Top Boxes, Gateways and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1049).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 10, 2017 complaint filed by Sony Corporation of Japan and Sony Electronics 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 digital cable and satellite products, set-top box products, and gateway products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. RE45,126; 6,467,093; 8,032,919; 6,556,221; and 6,915,525.  See our March 15, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
11
On April 11, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Intravascular Administration Sets and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1048).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2017 complaint filed by Curlin Medical Inc. of East Aurora, New York; Zevex, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Moog Inc. of East Aurora, New York 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 intravascular administration sets and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,164,921 and 6,371,732. See our March 17, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
07
On April 6, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Semiconductor Devices And Consumer Audiovisual Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1047).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 7, 2017 complaint filed by Broadcom Corporation of Irvine, 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 semiconductor devices and consumer audiovisual products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,284,844; 7,590,059; 8,068,171; 7,310,104; and 7,342,967.  See our March 9, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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