ALJ Essex

ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Loom Kits For Creating Linked Articles (337-TA-923)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
01
On October 1, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 6 in Certain Loom Kits For Creating Linked Articles (Inv. No. 337-TA-923).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 1, 2014 complaint filed by Choon's Design Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain loom kits for creating linked articles that infringe claims 2-4 of U.S. Patent No. 8,485,565.  See our July 2, 2014 and August 5, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets 15-Month Target Date In Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems (337-TA-926)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
07
On October 6, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems, Products Containing The Same, And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-926).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 18, 2014 complaint filed by Johnson Outdoors Inc. and Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain marine sonar imaging systems, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,652,952; 7,710,825; and 7,755,974.  See our July 23, 2014 and August 21, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems (337-TA-926)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
16
On October 15, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 6 in Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems, Products Containing The Same, And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-926).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 18, 2014 complaint filed by Johnson Outdoors Inc. and Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain marine sonar imaging systems, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,652,952; 7,710,825; and 7,755,974.  See our July 23, 2014 and August 21, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules (337-TA-929)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
20
On October 17, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 7 in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).

By way of background, the investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by ARM Enterprises, Inc. and Adrian Rivera alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320.  See our August 6, 2014 and September 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Strike In Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras (337-TA-907)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
27
On October 21, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 11 (dated October 9, 2014) in Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-907).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Magna Electronics Inc. ("Magna") against TRW Automotive U.S. LLC ("TRW") alleging violations of Section 337 in the 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 Nos. 8,116,929 (the '929 patent) and 8,593,521 (the '521 patent).  See our December 30, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Stainless Steel Products (337-TA-933)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
06
On November 6, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 in Certain Stainless Steel Products, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-933).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 5, 2014 complaint filed by Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc., Valbruna Stainless Inc., and Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A. (collectively, "Valbruna") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain stainless steel products manufactured using Valbruna's allegedly stolen trade secrets.  See our September 8, 2014 and October 9, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Rules On Motion To Strike In Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras (337-TA-907)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
18
On October 28, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 13 (dated October 23, 2014) in Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-907).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Magna Electronics Inc. ("Magna") against TRW Automotive U.S. LLC ("TRW") alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras.  See our December 30, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To LBP Respondents In Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules (337-TA-929)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
21
On November 19, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 10 in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).

By way of background, the investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by ARM Enterprises, Inc. and Adrian Rivera alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320.  See our August 6, 2014 and September 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Stainless Steel Products (337-TA-933)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
03
On November 24, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain Stainless Steel Products, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-933).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 5, 2014 complaint filed by Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc., Valbruna Stainless Inc., and Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A. (collectively, "Valbruna") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain stainless steel products manufactured using Valbruna's allegedly stolen trade secrets.  See our September 8, 2014 and October 9, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Wangying In Certain Loom Kits For Creating Linked Articles (337-TA-923)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
15
On December 11, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 10 in Certain Loom Kits For Creating Linked Articles (Inv. No. 337-TA-923).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 1, 2014 complaint filed by Choon's Design Inc. ("CDI") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain loom kits for creating linked articles that infringe claims 2-4 of U.S. Patent No. 8,485,565.  See our July 2, 2014 and August 5, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Rules On Motion For Summary Determination In Certain 3G Mobile Handsets (337-TA-613)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
18
On December 4, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 51 (dated November 20, 2014) denying Respondents' motion for summary determination that the accused products do not infringe the asserted claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,190,966 (the '966 patent) and 7,286,847 (the '847 patent) in Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-613).

By way of background, the Commission instituted this investigation on September 11, 2007 based on a complaint filed by InterDigital. The complaint, as amended, alleged violations of Section 337 in the importation and sale of certain 3G mobile handsets and components thereof that infringed certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,117,004 (the '004 patent), 7,190,966 (the '966 patent), 7,286,847 (the '847 patent), and 6,693,579 (the '579 patent).  The notice of investigation named Nokia Corp. and Nokia, Inc. (collectively, "Nokia") as Respondents.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Spark Innovators And B. Marlboros International In Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules (337-TA-929)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
18
On December 16, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 12 in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).

By way of background, the investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by ARM Enterprises, Inc. and Adrian Rivera alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320.  See our August 6, 2014 and September 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Rules On Summary Determination Motions In Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras (337-TA-907)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
22
On December 4, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public versions of Order Nos. 15 and 16 (both dated November 20, 2014) in Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-907). .

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Magna Electronics Inc. ("Magna") against TRW Automotive U.S. LLC ("TRW") alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras.  See our December 30, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Denies Motion To Quash In Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems (337-TA-926)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
09
On December 16, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 7 in Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-926).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 18, 2014 complaint filed by Johnson Outdoors Inc. and Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. (collectively, "Johnson Outdoors") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain marine sonar imaging systems, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,652,952; 7,710,825; and 7,755,974.  See our July 23, 2014 and August 21, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Denies Motion For Partial Summary Determination In Certain 3G Mobile Handsets (337-TA-613)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
16
On January 9, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 52 (dated December 22, 2014) in Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-613).

By way of background, the Commission instituted this investigation on September 11, 2007 based on a complaint filed by InterDigital Communications Corp. and InterDigital Technology Corporation (collectively "InterDigital").  The complaint, as amended, alleged violations of Section 337 in the importation and sale of certain 3G mobile handsets and components thereof that infringed certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,117,004 (the '004 patent), 7,190,966 (the '966 patent), 7,286,847 (the '847 patent), and 6,693,579 (the '579 patent).  The notice of investigation named Nokia Corp. and Nokia, Inc. (collectively, "Nokia") as Respondents.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion for Summary Determination in Certain Loom Kits For Creating Linked Articles (337-TA-923)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
26
On February 11, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 13 (dated February 3, 2015) in Certain Loom Kits for Creating Linked Articles (Inv. No. 337-TA-923).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 1, 2014 complaint filed by Choon's Design Inc. ("CDI") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain loom kits for creating linked articles that infringe claims 2-4 of U.S. Patent No. 8,485,565 (the '565 patent).  See our July 2, 2014 and August 5, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Melitta USA In Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules (337-TA-929)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
05
On February 26, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 14 in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).

By way of background, the investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by ARM Enterprises, Inc. and Adrian Rivera alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320.  See our August 6, 2014 and September 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Issues Initial Determination Finding No Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras (337-TA-907)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
01
On April 27, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a Notice Regarding Initial Determination On Violation Of Section 337 ("ID") in Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-907).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Magna Electronics Inc. ("Magna") against TRW Automotive U.S. LLC ("TRW") alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras.  See our December 30, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Electronic Products (337-TA-950)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
05
On April 28, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Electronic Products, Including Products with Near Field Communication ("NFC") System-Level Functionality and/or Battery Power-Up Functionality, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-950).

This investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by NXP B.V. and NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic products, including products with near field communication system-level functionality and/or battery power-up functionality, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,412,230; 8,280,304; 8,065,389; 8,204,959; 8,412,185; and 6,590,365.  See our February 17, 2015 and March 23, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Variable Valve Actuation Devices And Automobiles (337-TA-954)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
28
On May 26, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 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. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain variable valve actuation ("VVA") devices and automobiles containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,829,397; 6,474,277; 6,883,492; 7,059,282; 8,776,738; and 8,820,276.  See our March 16, 2015 and April 13, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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