Notices of Investigation
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Sep
19
On September 11, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Periodontal Laser Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1070).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 10, 2017 complaint filed by Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. of Cerritos, 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 of certain periodontal laser dental devices for sale after importation based on false and misleading marketing, promotion, and distribution practices. See our August 10, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Sep
13
On September 11, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Pool And Spa Enclosures (Inv. No. 337-TA-1069).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2017 complaint filed by Aqua Shield, Inc. of West Babylon, 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 of certain pool and spa enclosures that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,637,160. See our May 12, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Sep
05
On August 31, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Microfluidic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1068).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 31, 2017 complaint filed by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. of Hercules, California and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC of Livermore, 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 of certain microfluidic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,500,664; 9,089,844; 9,636,682; 9,649,635; and 9,126,160. See our August 4, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Aug
23
On August 22, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Road Milling Machines and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1067).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 19, 2017 complaint filed by Wirtgen America, Inc. of Antioch, Tennessee 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 road milling machines and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,644,340; 9,624,628; 9,656,530; 7,530,641; and 7,828,309. See our July 26, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Aug
11
On August 8, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Recombinant Factor IX Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1066).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 2017 complaint filed by Bioverativ Inc., Bioverativ Therapeutics Inc., and Bioverativ U.S. LLC (collectively, “Bioverativ”)—all of Waltham, 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 of certain recombinant Factor IX products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,670,475; 9,623,091; and 9,629,903. See our July 17, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Aug
09
On August 8, 2017, 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-1065).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 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 of certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,633,936; 8,698,558; 8,487,658; 8,838,949; 9,535,490; and 9,608,675. See our July 7, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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02
On August 1, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Shielded Electrical Ribbon Cables and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1064).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 30, 2017 complaint filed by 3M Company and 3M Innovative Properties Company—both of St. Paul, Minnesota—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 shielded electrical ribbon cables and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,933,333; 9,601,236; and 9,627,106. See our July 6, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Jul
27
On July 26, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain X-Ray Breast Imaging Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1063).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 8, 2017 complaint filed by Hologic, Inc. of Marlborough, 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 of certain x-ray breast imaging devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,831,296; 8,452,379; 7,688,940; 7,986,765; and 7,123,684. See our July 5, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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Jul
07
On July 7, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Backpack Chairs (Inv. No. 337-TA-1062).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 8, 2017 complaint filed by Rio Brands, LLC of West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 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 backpack chairs that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. RE39,022. See our June 14, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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26
On June 21, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Bar Code Readers, Scan Engines, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1061).    
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 23, 2017 complaint filed by Honeywell International, Inc. of Morris Plains, New Jersey, Hand Held Products, Inc. d/b/a Honeywell Scanning & Mobility of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. of Fort Mill, South Carolina 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 barcode readers, scan engines, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,832,725; 8,511,572; 7,148,923; 7,527,206; 8,646,692; and 9,323,969.  See our June 7, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.

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