Notices of Investigation
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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By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
06
On April 6, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1046).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 7, 2017 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd. of Taiwan and Macronix America, Inc. of Milpitas, 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 non-volatile memory devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,552,360; 6,788,602; and 8,035,417.  See our March 10, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
24
On March 20, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Document Cameras and Software For Use Therewith (Inv. No. 337-TA-1045).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 15, 2017 complaint filed by Pathway Innovations and Technologies, 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 document cameras and software for use therewith that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,508,751. See our February 17, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.
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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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