ALJ Bullock

ALJ Bullock Sets 18-Month Target Date In Certain Carburetors (337-TA-1123)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
08
On August 8, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 setting an 18-month target date for completion of the investigation in Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors (Inv. No. 337-TA-1123).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2018 complaint filed by Walbro, LLC of Tucson Arizona (“Walbro”) 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 carburetors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424 (the ’424 patent), 6,439,547 (the ’547 patent), 6,533,254 (the ’254 patent), 6,540,212 (the ’212 patent), and 7,070,173 (the ’173 patent). See our June 12, 2018 and July 17, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation As To Fujian Hualong In Certain Carburetors (337-TA-1123)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
13
On September 12, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 18 in Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors (Inv. No. 337-TA-1123).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2018 complaint filed by Walbro, LLC of Tucson Arizona (“Walbro”) 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 carburetors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424 (the ’424 patent), 6,439,547 (the ’547 patent), 6,533,254 (the ’254 patent), 6,540,212 (the ’212 patent), and 7,070,173 (the ’173 patent). See our June 12, 2018 and July 17, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Denies Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Champion In Certain Carburetors (337-TA-1123)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
17
On September 12, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 19 in Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors (Inv. No. 337-TA-1123).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2018 complaint filed by Walbro, LLC of Tucson Arizona (“Walbro”) 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 carburetors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424 (the ’424 patent), 6,439,547 (the ’547 patent), 6,533,254 (the ’254 patent), 6,540,212 (the ’212 patent), and 7,070,173 (the ’173 patent). See our June 12, 2018 and July 17, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation As To QV Tools In Certain Carburetors (337-TA-1123)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
24
On September 24, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 21 in Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors (Inv. No. 337-TA-1123).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2018 complaint filed by Walbro, LLC of Tucson Arizona (“Walbro”) 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 carburetors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424 (the ’424 patent), 6,439,547 (the ’547 patent), 6,533,254 (the ’254 patent), 6,540,212 (the ’212 patent), and 7,070,173 (the ’173 patent). See our June 12, 2018 and July 17, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Sets Procedural Schedule For Early Determination In Certain Motorized Vehicles (337-TA-1132)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
28
On September 27, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 setting the final procedural schedule for an early determination on whether Complainant FCA US LLC of Auburn Hills, Michigan (“FCA”) is contractually barred from asserting its intellectual property against the named respondents in Certain Motorized Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1132).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 1, 2018 complaint filed by FCA 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 motorized vehicles and components thereof that violate common law trade dress and registered trademarks used with and displayed on Jeep®-brand vehicles manufactured and sold by FCA and its predecessors. See our August 1, 2018 and September 11, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Grants Unopposed Motion to Stay Investigation Pending Federal Circuit Review of IPR Final Written Decisions In Certain Integrated Circuits with Voltage Regulators (337-TA-1024)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
04
On October 4, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 55 (dated August 31, 2018) in Certain Integrated Circuits with Voltage Regulators and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1024).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 12, 2016 complaint filed by R2 Semiconductor, Inc. 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 integrated circuits with voltage regulators and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,233,250. See our October 13, 2016 post for more details on the Notice of Investigation.
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ALJ Bullock Denies Motion To Conduct First Settlement Meeting By Video-Conferencing Or Teleconferencing In Certain Carburetors (337-TA-1123)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
05
On October 2, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 24 in Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors (Inv. No. 337-TA-1123).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2018 complaint filed by Walbro, LLC (“Walbro” or “Complainant”) of Tucson Arizona 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 carburetors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424; 6,439,547; 6,533,254; 6,540,212; and 7,070,173. See our June 12, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.
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ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation As To Ardisam In Certain Carburetors (337-TA-1123)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
09
On October 2, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 22 in Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors (Inv. No. 337-TA-1123).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2018 complaint filed by Walbro, LLC of Tucson Arizona (“Walbro”) 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 carburetors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424 (the ’424 patent), 6,439,547 (the ’547 patent), 6,533,254 (the ’254 patent), 6,540,212 (the ’212 patent), and 7,070,173 (the ’173 patent). See our June 12, 2018 and July 17, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation As To Champion In Certain Carburetors (337-TA-1123)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
12
On October 2, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 23 in Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors (Inv. No. 337-TA-1123).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2018 complaint filed by Walbro, LLC of Tucson Arizona (“Walbro”) 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 carburetors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424 (the ’424 patent), 6,439,547 (the ’547 patent), 6,533,254 (the ’254 patent), 6,540,212 (the ’212 patent), and 7,070,173 (the ’173 patent). See our June 12, 2018 and July 17, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. The ALJ previously denied Respondent Champion Power Equipment, Inc.’s (“Champion”) motion to terminate the investigation as to Champion based on a consent order stipulation and proposed consent order, finding that the proposed consent order did not resolve all the issues as to inventory raised by Walbro. See our September 17, 2018 post for more details.
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ALJ Bullock Partially Grants Motion To Compel Additional Discovery In Certain Graphics Processors (337-TA-1099)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
15
On October 12, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 26 (dated October 4, 2018) in Certain Graphics Processors and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1099)

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 29, 2017 complaint filed by ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd. of Bermuda 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 graphics processors and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,181,355; 6,900,800; 8,144,156; and 8,643,659. See our January 30, 2018 post for more details on the Notice of Investigation.
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ALJ Bullock Sets 18-Month Target Date In Certain Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (337-TA-1133)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
18
On October 18, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 setting an 18-month target date in Certain Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1133).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 30, 2018 complaint filed by Autel Robotics USA LLC of Bothell, Washington 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 unmanned aerial vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,979,174 (“the ’174 patent”), 9,260,184 (“the ’184 patent”), and 10,044,013 (“the ’013 patent”). See our August 30, 2018 and September 27, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Motorized Vehicles (337-TA-1132)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
26
On October 26, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 12 setting a 16-month target date in Certain Motorized Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1132).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 1, 2018 complaint filed by Complainant FCA US LLC of Auburn Hills, Michigan (“FCA”) 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 motorized vehicles and components thereof that violate common law trade dress and registered trademarks used with and displayed on Jeep®-brand vehicles manufactured and sold by FCA and its predecessors. The Commission ordered the presiding ALJ to hold an early evidentiary hearing and issue an early decision within 100 days of institution as to whether FCA is contractually barred from enforcing its intellectual property against the named respondents (or, in the alternative, decide this issue through summary determination proceedings if no material facts are in dispute). See our August 1, 2018 and September 11, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Bullock Grants-in-Part Motion for Summary Determination of Violation by Defaulting Respondents in Certain In Vitro Fertilization Products (337-TA-1196)

By John Presper
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May
05
On April 28, 2021, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 10 (dated April 16, 2021) granting-in-part Complainant EMD Serono, Inc.’s (“EMD Serono”) motion for summary determination of violation by the defaulting respondents in Certain In Vitro Fertilization Products, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1196).
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Chief ALJ Bullock Issues Initial Determination of No Violation in Certain Foodservice Equipment (337-TA-1166)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
09
On June 4, 2021, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice regarding his initial determination (“ID”) finding no violation of section 337 in Certain Foodservice Equipment and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1166).
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Chief ALJ Bullock Issues Initial Determination in Certain Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers (337-TA-1167)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
09
On June 29, 2021, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version (Part I, Part II, Part III) of his final initial determination (“ID”) finding a violation of section 337 in Certain Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers, Reload Cartridges, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1167).
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Chief ALJ Bullock Issues Recommended Determination in Certain Gas Spring Nailer Products (337-TA-1082)

By John Presper
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Jul
26
On July 22, 2021, Chief ALJ Bullock issued the public version of his recommended determination (“RD”) in a modification proceeding of Certain Gas Spring Nailer Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1082).
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Chief ALJ Bullock Issues Notice of Initial Determination in Certain Audio Players and Controllers (337-TA-1191)

By John Presper
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Aug
20

On August 13, 2021, Chief ALJ Bullock issued a notice of his initial determination (“ID”) finding a violation of section 337 in Certain Audio Players and Controllers, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-1191).

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Chief ALJ Bullock Grants Motion for Summary Determination of Violation in Certain Vacuum Insulated Flasks (337-TA-1216)

By John Presper
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Oct
02

On September 3, 2021, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version (see Part I, Part II, Part III) of Order No. 24 granting Complainants Hydro Flask Steel Technology, LLC d/b/a Hydro Flask and Helen of Troy Limited’s (collectively, “Hydro Flask”) motion for summary determination of violation of section 337 in Certain Vacuum Insulated Flasks and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-1216).

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Chief ALJ Bullock Finds No Violation of Section 337 in Certain Electronic Stud Finders (337-TA-1221)

By John Presper
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Oct
17

On October 7, 2021, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice regarding his initial determination (“ID”) of no violation of section 337 in Certain Electronic Stud Finders, Metal Detectors and Electronic Scanners(Inv. No. 337-TA-1221).

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