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By Eric Schweibenz and Lisa Mandrusiak
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Apr
21
On April 13, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 13 in Certain Krill Oil Products And Krill Meal For Production Of Krill Oil Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1019) construing several terms at issue in the investigation.

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 12, 2016 complaint filed by Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS and Aker BioMarine Manufacturing, LLC 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 krill oil products and krill meal for production of krill oil products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,028,877; 9,078,905; 9,072,752; 9,320,765; and 9,375,453. See our August 17, 2016 and September 14, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. U.S. Patent No. 9,078,905 was subsequently withdrawn from the Investigation.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Mar
06
On March 1, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 9 construing terms of the asserted patents in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Mask Systems and Components Thereof (337-TA-1022).

By way of background, this investigation is based on complaint filed by ResMed Corp., ResMed Inc., and ResMed Ltd. (collectively, “ResMed”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Respondents Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Inc., and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Distribution Inc. (collectively, “FPH”) in the unlawful importation, selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain sleep-disordered breathing treatment mask systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,960,196 (“the ’196 patent”) and 9,119,931 (“the ’931 patent”). See our August 19, 2016 and September 23, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Feb
01
On January 30, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued its opinion construing two terms of U.S. Patent No. 6,082,616 (“the ’616 patent”) in Certain Automated Teller Machines, ATM Modules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-972).
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Oct
25
On October 6, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 8 construing the claim terms of the asserted patents in Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-998).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by certain European automakers (Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain hybrid electrical vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,104,347; 7,237,634; and 8,214,097.  See our April 18, 2016 and May 20, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigatin, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Jul
21
On July 15, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 42 construing disputed terms of the asserted patents in Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-984).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 28, 2015 complaint filed by Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC (“AST”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation and sale of 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”).  See our December 29, 2015 and January 29, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Tom Yebernetsky
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Feb
18
On February 10, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 7 in Certain Table Saws Incorporating Active Injury Mitigation Technology and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-965).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 16, 2015 complaint filed by SawStop, LLC and SD3, LLC alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain certain table saws incorporating active injury mitigation technology and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,225,712; 7,600,455; 7,610,836; 7,895,927; 8,011,279; and 8,191,450.  See our July 16, 2015 and August 28, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Sasha Rao
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Dec
02
On October 26, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 9 (dated October 8, 2015) construing terms of the asserted patent claims in Certain Variable Valve Actuation Devices and Automobiles Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-954).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 10, 2015 complaint filed by Jacobs Vehicle Systems Inc. (“JVS”) naming as respondents FCA US LLC, FCA Mexico, S.A. de C.V., FCA Melfi S.p.A., FCA Serbia d.o.o. Kragujevac, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.C. (collectively, “FCA”). The complaint alleges violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of variable valve actuation devices and automobiles containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,829,397; 6,474,277 (the ’277 patent); 6,883,492; 7,059,282 (the ’282 patent); 8,776,738; and 8,820,276 (the ’276 patent).  See our March 16, 2015 and April 13, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.  A Markman hearing was held on August 25, 2015 regarding the interpretation of certain claim terms of the ’277 patent, ’282 patent, and ’276 patent.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Lisa Mandrusiak
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Jan
23
On January 14, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 10 construing the disputed claim terms of the asserted patents in Certain Devices Containing Non-Volatile Memory and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-922).  Due to the size of the order, we have split the order into part 1, part 2, and part 3.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 27, 2014 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd. and Macronix America, Inc. (collectively, "Macronix") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain devices containing non-volatile memory and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,998,826 ("the '826 patent"); 6,031,757 ("the '757 patent"); 8,341,324 ("the '324 patent"); and 8,341,330 ("the '330 patent").  See our June 30, 2014 and August 4, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Tom Yebernetsky
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Nov
13
On October 9, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 13 construing the disputed claim terms of the asserted patents in Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-899).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 20, 2013 complaint filed by TRW Automotive U.S. LLC ("TRW") alleging violation of Section 337 by Magna Electronics, Inc. ("Magna") by way of importation into the U.S. and sale of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,807,287.  See our September 24, 2013 and November 8, 2013 posts for more details on TRW's complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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By Eric Schweibenz and Thomas Yebernetsky
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Sep
16
On August 21, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 9 construing the disputed claim terms of the asserted patent in Certain Earpiece Devices Having Positioning and Retaining Structure and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-912).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 26, 2014 complaint filed by Bose Corp. ("Bose") alleging violation of Section 337 by Monster, Inc., Monster, LLC, and Monster Technology International, Ltd. (collectively, "Monster") by way of importation into the U.S. and sale of certain earpiece devices having positioning and retaining structure and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,311,253.  See our February 27, 2014 and March 31, 2014 posts for more details on Bose's complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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