Notices of Investigation
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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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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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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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Nov
17
On November 14, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Network Personal Computers, Mobile Devices, Digital Media Players, and Microconsoles (Inv. No. 337-TA-1083).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 10, 2017 complaint filed by Aqua Connect, Inc. and Strategic Technology Partners, LLC—both of Orange, 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 network personal computers and mobile devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. RE46,386 and 8,924,502.  See our October 23, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Nov
16
On November 14, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Gas Spring Nailer Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1082).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 26, 2017 complaint filed by Kyocera Senco Brands Inc. of Cincinnati, 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 gas spring nailer products and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,011,547; 8,267,296; 8,267,297; 8,387,718; 8,286,722; and 8,602,282. See our September 28, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Nov
08
On November 3, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain LED Lighting Devices, LED Power Supplies, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1081).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 21, 2017 complaint filed by Philips Lighting North America Corp. of Somerset, New Jersey and Philips Lighting Holding 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 LED lighting devices, LED power supplies, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,586,890; 7,038,399; 7,256,554; 7,262,559; and 8,070,328. See our September 29, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Nov
07
On October 31, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wafer-Level Packaging Semiconductor Devices and Products Containing Same (Including Cellular Telephones, Tablets, Laptops, and Notebooks) and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1080).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 28, 2017 complaint filed by Tessera Advanced Technologies, 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 wafer-level packaging semiconductor devices and products containing same (including cellular telephones, tablets, laptops, and notebooks) and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,784,557 and 6,954,001. See our October 6, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Oct
31
On October 25, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Shaving Cartridges, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1079).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 25, 2017 complaint filed by The Gillette Company LLC of Boston, 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 certain shaving cartridges, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,193,077. See our September 27, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Oct
26
On October 25, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Amorphous Metal and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1078).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2017 complaint filed by Metglas, Inc. of Conway, South Carolina and Hitachi Metals, Ltd. of Japan 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 amorphous metal and products containing same, including amorphous metal ribbon (“AMR”) and amorphous cores made from such AMR, that were manufactured using Complainants’ misappropriated trade secrets. See our September 21, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Oct
25
On October 19, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Reusable Diapers, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1077).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2017 complaint filed by Cotton Babies, Inc. of Fenton, Missouri 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 reusable diapers, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,518,007 and U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 4,120,270. See our September 22, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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