ALJ Essex

ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. In Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits (337-TA-982)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
27
On July 25, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 9 in Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-982).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2015 complaint filed by ParkerVision, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain radio frequency (“RF”) capable integrated circuits, including RF receivers, RF transmitters, RF transceivers, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,879,817; 7,929,638; 8,571,135; and 9,118,528.  See our December 15, 2015 and January 21, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets 15-Month Target Date In Certain Carbon Spine Board, Cervical Collar And Various Medical Training Manikin Devices (337-TA-1008)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
28
On July 28, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Carbon Spine Board, Cervical Collar And Various Medical Training Manikin Devices, and Trademarks, Copyrights of Product Catalogues, Product Inserts and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1008).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 21, 2016 complaint, a May 18, 2016 amended complaint, and a June 7, 2016 supplement to the amended complaint filed by Laerdal Medical Corp. of Wappingers Falls, New York and Laerdal Medical AS of Norway 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 carbon spine board, cervical collar, and various medical training manikin devices, and accompanying product catalogs, product inserts, literature, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,090,058 and 6,170,486 and/or certain copyrights, trade dress rights, and trademarks.  See our March 21, 2016 and June 29, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Air Mattress Bed Systems (337-TA-999)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
29
On July 28, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 in Certain Air Mattress Bed Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-999).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 20, 2016 complaint filed by Select Comfort Corporation of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Select Comfort SC Corporation of Greenville, South Carolina alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain air mattress bed systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,804,848 and 7,389,554. See our April 20, 2016 and May 23, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain L-Tryptophan (337-TA-1005)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
02
On August 2, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan Products, and Their Methods of Production (Inv. No. 337-TA-1005).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2016 complaint filed by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Ajinomoto Heartland 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 L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,666,655 and 6,180,373.  See our May 10, 2016 and June 13, 2016 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 Alpine Industries In Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (337-TA-1015)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
09
On September 8, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 11 in Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for imporation, and/or selling within the U.S. after imporation certain hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel's trade dress.  See our June 27, 2016 and July 26, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets 12-Month Target Date In Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (337-TA-1015)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
27
On September 12, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 13 in Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer 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 hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel’s trade dress.  See our June 27, 2016 and July 26, 2016 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 Jinhua Kingwe Electrical In Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (337-TA-1015)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
28
On September 8, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 12 in Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer 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 hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel's trade dress.  See our June 27, 2016 and July 26, 2016 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 ACL Group In Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (337-TA-1015)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
30
On September 28, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 15 in Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer 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 hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel's trade dress.  See our June 27, 2016 and July 26, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Finds Respondents In Default In Certain Hand Dryers (337-TA-1015)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
02
On October 31, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 21 finding Respondents Penson & Co. (“Penson”) and Taizhou Dihour Electrical Appliances Co. Ltd. (“Taizhou”) in default in Certain Hand Dryers and Housings for Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer Inc. (“Excel”) 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 hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel’s trade dress.  See our June 27 and July 26, 2016 posts for more details on the Complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Memory Modules (337-TA-1023)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
21
On November 21, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain Memory Modules and Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1023).  
 
By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 1, 2016 complaint filed by Netlist, 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 memory modules and components thereof, and products containing same, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,756,364; 8,516,185; 8,001,434; 8,359,501; 8,689,064; and 8,489,837.  See our September 6, 2016 and October 3, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation And Stay Procedural Schedule In Certain Air Mattress Bed Systems (337-TA-999)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
30
On November 18, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 9 and Order No. 10 in Certain Air Mattress Bed Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-999).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Select Comfort and Select Comfort SC Corporation (collectively, “Select Comfort”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Respondents Responsive Surface Technology LLC and Elements of Rest, Inc. (collectively, “ReST”), and American National Manufacturing, Inc. and Dires LLC d/b/a Personal Comfort Bed (collectively, “ANM”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain air mattress bed systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,804,848 (“the ’848 patent”) and 7,389,554 (“the ’554 patent”).  See our April 20, 2016 and May 23, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion For Summary Determination Of Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Woven Textile Fabrics (337-TA-976)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
02
On November 21, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 21 (dated November 10, 2016) granting Complainant AAVN, Inc.’s (“AAVN”) motion for summary determination that Respondent Pradip Overseas Ltd. (“Pradip”) has violated Section 337 in Certain Woven Textile Fabrics and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-976).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by 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 and December 17, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion For Summary Determination In Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules (337-TA-929)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
19
On December 8, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 33 (dated Dec. 1, 2016) granting Complainants’ motion for summary determination that Respondents cannot prove their collateral estoppel defense as a matter of law in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).

By way of background, the underlying investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by Adrian Rivera and Adrian Rivera Maynez Enterprises, Inc. (collectively, “ARM”) 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. On March 17, 2016, the Commission issued its final determination and issued a limited exclusion order (“LEO”) and cease-and-desist orders (“CDOs”) directed at Eko Brands, LLC (“Eko”) and other respondents based on their infringement of claims 8 and 19.
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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain High-Potency Sweeteners (337-TA-1030)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
31
On January 27, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain High-Potency Sweeteners, Processes for Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1030).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 26, 2016 complaint filed by Celanese International Corp. of Irving, Texas, Celanese Sales U.S. Ltd. of Irving, Texas, and Celanese IP Hungary Bt of Hungary 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 high-potency sweeteners and products containing same that infringe, or are made by a process that infringes, one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,024,016. See our October 28, 2016 and November 23, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation.
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ALJ Essex Sets 15-Month Target Date In Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges (337-TA-1036)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
03
On March 2, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1036).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2016 complaint filed by Sony Corp., Sony Storage Media and Devices Corp., Sony DADC US Inc., and Sony Latin America 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 magnetic tape cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of Sony’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,345,779; 6,896,959; 7,016,137; and 7,115,331. See our December 22, 2016 and January 20, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Recommends Rescission Of Remedial Orders In Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules (337-TA-929)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
29
On March 27, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice of Initial Determination in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).

By way of background, the underlying investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by Adrian Rivera and Adrian Rivera Maynez Enterprises, Inc. (collectively, “ARM”) 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. On March 17, 2016, the Commission issued its final determination and issued a limited exclusion order and cease-and-desist orders directed at Eko Brands, LLC and other respondents based on their infringement of claims 8 and 19.
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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits (337-TA-982)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
03
On April 3, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 28 in Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-982).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2015 complaint filed by ParkerVision, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain radio frequency (“RF”) capable integrated circuits, including RF receivers, RF transmitters, RF transceivers, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,879,817; 7,929,638; 8,571,135; and 9,118,528. See our December 15, 2015 and January 21, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Essex Sets 15-Month Target Date In Certain Digital Television Set-Top Boxes And Remote Control Devices (337-TA-1041)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
04
On April 3, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in 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, OpenTV, Inc., Nagra USA, Inc., and Nagravision SA 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 and March 1, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation respectively.
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ALJ Essex Denies Motion To Strike Expert Witness Declarations In Certain L-Tryptophan (337-TA-1005)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
09
On May 4, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 19 (dated April 21, 2017) in Certain L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan Products, and Their Methods of Production (Inv. No. 337-TA-1005).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2016 complaint filed by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Ajinomoto Heartland 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 L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,666,655 and 6,180,373. See our May 10, 2016 and June 13, 2016 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 Dental Ceramics (337-TA-1050)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
06
On June 6, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1050).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., and Ardent, 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 dental ceramics and products thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,452,836; 6,517,623; 6,802,894; and 6,455,451. See our March 20, 2017 and April 25, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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