2015
By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
31
On December 21, 2015, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice determining to review-in-part and, on review, to reverse in part and to vacate in part ALJ Pender’s Initial Determination (“ID”) finding violation of Section 337 in Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-928/937).  Please further note that Oblon represents Complainants in this matter.

By way of background, the investigation is based on July 25, 2014 and October 15, 2014 complaints filed by Valeo North America, Inc. of Troy, Michigan and Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico (collectively, “Valeo”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Trico Products Corporation and Trico Componentes SA de CV (collectively, “Trico”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wipers and components thereof.  See our August 1, 2014, August 28, 2014, October 16, 2014, November 19, 2014, December 15, 2014, July 7, 2015, and November 25, 2015 posts for more details on this investigation.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
30
On December 30, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Chassis Parts Incorporating Moveable Sockets And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-978).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 19, 2015 complaint filed by Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corp. of Southfield, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain chassis parts incorporating moveable sockets and components thereof that are assembled or manufactured by a process that infringes one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,202,280.  See our November 20, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Dec
29
On December 28, 2015, Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC of Portsmouth, New Hampshire (“Advanced Silicon”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain computing or graphics systems, components thereof, and vehicles containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,339,428 (the ‘428 patent), 6,546,439 (the ‘439 patent), 6,630,935 (the ‘935 patent), and 8,933,945 (the ‘945 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”):
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Dec
28
On December 15, 2015, Energetiq Technology, Inc. of Woburn, Massachusetts (“Energetiq”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that ASML Netherlands B.V. of the Netherlands, ASML US, Inc. of Chandler, Arizona (collectively, “ASML”), and Qioptiq Photonics GmbH & Co. KG of Germany (“Qioptiq”) (all collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain laser-driven light sources, subsystems containing laser-driven light sources, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,969,841 (the ‘841 patent), 9,048,000 (the ‘000 patent), and 9,185,786 (the ‘786 patent) (collectively, the “asserted patents”).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
24
On December 1, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version of Order No. 42 (dated November 18, 2015) in Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-928/937).  Please further note that Oblon represents Complainants in this matter.

By way of background, the investigation is based on July 25, 2014 and October 15, 2014 complaints filed by Valeo North America, Inc. of Troy, Michigan and Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico (collectively, “Valeo”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Trico Products Corporation and Trico Componentes SA de CV (collectively, “Trico”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wipers and components thereof.  See our August 1, 2014, August 28, 2014, October 16, 2014, November 19, 2014, December 15, 2014, July 7, 2015, and November 25, 2015 posts for more details on this investigation.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
23
On December 22, 2015, ALJ David P. Shaw issued a notice of the Final Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems On A Chip, And Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-941).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 21, 2014 complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain graphics processing units, systems on a chip, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,147,385; 6,173,349; 7,056,776; and 7,804,734.  See our November 26, 2014 and December 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
22
On December 17, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Arrowheads With Deploying Blades And Components Thereof and Packaging Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-977).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 17, 2015 complaint filed by FeraDyne Outdoors LLC and Out RAGE LLC (collectively, “FeraDyne”)—both of Cartersville, Georgia—alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain arrowheads with deploying blades and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. RE44,144; 6,517,454; 7,771,298; 8,758,176; 8,986,141; D710,962; 9,068,806; and D711,489; and/or U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,812,058 for RAGE.  See our November 20, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
21
On December 16, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice of the Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 (“ID”) in Certain Three-Dimensional Cinema Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-938).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 7, 2014 complaint filed by RealD Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain three-dimensional cinema systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,905,602; 8,220,934 ; 7,857,455; and 7,959,296.  See our November 11, 2014 and December 10, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
18
On December 11, 2015, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 2 in Certain Aquarium Fittings and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-974).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 6, 2015 complaint filed by Hydor USA Inc. of Sacramento, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain aquarium fittings and parts thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,191,846.  See our November 6, 2015 and December 8, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
17
On December 15, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Woven Textile Fabrics And Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-976).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 1, 2015 complaint filed by AAVN, Inc. of Richardson, Texas (“AAVN”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain woven textile fabrics and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,131,790.  AAVN also alleged in a second amended complaint violations of Section 337 based upon false advertising claims.  See our October 5, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
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