Notices of Investigation
By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
21
On March 17, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Graphics Systems, Components Thereof and Consumer Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1044).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 24, 2017 complaint filed by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California and ATI Technologies ULC of Canada 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 systems, components thereof, and consumer products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,633,506; 7,796,133; and 8,760,454. See our January 27, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
10
On March 9, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electrical Connectors, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1043).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 6, 2017 complaint filed by J.S.T. Corporation of Farmington 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 electrical connectors, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,004,766. See our February 17, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
08
On March 6, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1042).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 2, 2017 complaint filed by Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation, Inc.—both of Baltimore, Maryland— 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 hybrid electric vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,104,347; 7,237,634; 7,455,134; 7,559,388; and 8,214,097. See our February 6, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
01
On February 27, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Television Set-Top Boxes And Remote Control Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1041).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 26, 2017 complaint filed by Kudelski SA of Switzerland, OpenTV, Inc. of Mountain View, California, Nagra USA, Inc. of San Francisco, California, and Nagravision SA of Switzerland 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 television set-top boxes, remote control devices, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,345,389; 7,028,327; and 7,725,720. See our January 30, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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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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