Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-767) Regarding Certain Glassware

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
21
On March 21, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Glassware (Inv. No. 337-TA-767). The investigation is based on a February 18, 2011 complaint and March 14, 2011 supplement to the complaint filed by Boston Beer Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain glassware that infringes U.S. Patent Nos. D582,213 and D569,189.  See our February 23, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified 1 Source Signature Glassware, Inc., di Sciacca Co., and San Tan Brewing Co., all of Chandler, Arizona, as the respondents in this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-768) Regarding Certain Vaginal Ring Birth Control Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
25
On March 24, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Vaginal Ring Birth Control Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-768). The investigation is based on a February 25, 2011 complaint and March 11 and 15, 2011 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Femina Pharma Incorporated of Miami, Florida alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain vaginal ring birth control devices that infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,086,909.  See our February 28, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
  • Merck & Co., Inc. of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
  • Schering Plough Corporation of Kenilworth, New Jersey
  • Organon USA, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina
  • N.V. Organon of the Netherlands
  • CVS Caremark Corporation of Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc. of Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Walgreens Co. of Deerfield, Illinois
  • The Canamerican Drugs Inc. of Canada
  • The Canamerican Global Inc. of Canada
  • Canadian Med Service of Canada
  • Panther Meds Inc. of Canada
  • Canada Drugs Online of Canada
  • Drug World Canada of Canada
  • CanDrug Health Solutions Inc. of Canada
  • Big Mountain Drugs of Canada
  • BestBuyRx.com of Canada
  • Blue Sky Drugs of Canada
  • ABC Online Pharmacy of Canada
  • Canadadrugs.com LP of Canada
  • North Drug Store of Canada
  • Canada Pharmacy of Blaine, Washington
Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-769) Regarding Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
20
On April 19, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices, Related Software, And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-769). The investigation is based on a March 21, 2011 complaint and an amended complaint and additional exhibits filed on April 8 and 12, 2011 by Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain handheld electronic computing devices, related software, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,778,372, 5,889,522, 6,339,780, 6,891,551, and 6,957,233.  See our March 23, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
  • Barnes & Noble, Inc. of New York, New York
  • barnesandnoble.com LLC of New York, New York
  • Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Foxconn Electronics, Inc. of Taiwan
  • Foxconn Precision Component (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. of China
  • Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Inventec Corporation of Taiwan
Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-770) Regarding Certain Video Game Systems and Wireless Controllers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
21
On April 20, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Video Game Systems and Wireless Controllers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-770). The investigation is based on a March 21, 2011 complaint filed by Creative Kingdoms, LLC of Wakefield, Rhode Island and New Kingdoms, LLC of Nehalem, Oregon alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain video game systems and wireless controllers and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,500,917, 6,761,637, 7,850,527, and 7,896,742.  See our March 23, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Japan and Nintendo of America, Inc. of Redmond, Washington as respondents in this investigation. In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-771) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Mobile Tablets, Portable Music Players, And Computers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
26
On April 26, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Mobile Tablets, Portable Music Players, and Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-771). The investigation is based on a March 28, 2011 complaint filed by Nokia Corporation of Finland, Nokia Inc. of White Plains, New York, and Intellisync Corporation of White Plains, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices, including mobile phones, mobile tablets, portable music players, and computers, and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,209,911, 6,212,529, 6,141,664, 7,558,696, 6,445,932, 5,898,740, and 7,319,874.  See our March 30, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California as the sole respondent in this investigation. In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Carl C. Charneski will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-772) Regarding Certain Polyimide Films

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
03
On April 28, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission instituted an investigation of Certain Polyimide Films, Products Containing Same, and Related Methods (Inv. No. 337-TA-772). The investigation is based on an April 1, 2011 complaint filed by Kaneka Corporation of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain polyimide films, products containing same, and related methods that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,264,866, 6,746,639, 7,018,704, and 7,691,961.  See our April 4, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified SKC Kolon PI, Inc. of South Korea and SKC Inc. of Covington, Georgia as the respondents in this investigation. The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the "Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation." In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-773) Regarding Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
17
On May 13, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-773). The investigation is based on an April 1, 2011 complaint, an amended complaint filed on April 26, 2011, and a May 5, 2011 supplement filed by Ogma, LLC of Longview, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain motion-sensitive sound effects devices and image display devices and components and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,150,947 and 5,825,427.  See our April 4, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Activision Blizzard, Inc. of Santa Monica, California
  • Canon, Inc. of Japan
  • Canon USA, Inc. of Lake Success, New York
  • Jakks Pacific, Inc. of Malibu, California
  • Kyocera Communications, Inc. of San Diego, California
  • LEGO A/S dba LEGO Group of Denmark
  • LEGO Systems, Inc. of Enfield, Connecticut
  • Lenovo (United States), Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina
  • Lenovo Group Ltd. of China
  • Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. of Singapore
  • Mad Catz, Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Nintendo of America, Inc. of Redmond, Washington
  • Nyko Technologies, Inc. of Los Angeles, California
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB of Sweden
  • Vivitek Corporation of San Jose, California
  • VTech Electronics North America, LLC of Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • VTech Holdings, Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • ViewSonic Corp., Ltd. of Walnut, California
  • WowWee Group Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • WowWee USA, Inc. of Carlsbad, California
In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-774) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices Having A Digital Television Receiver

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
01
On June 1, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices Having A Digital Television Receiver and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-774). The investigation is based on an April 29, 2011 complaint filed by Zenith Electronics LLC of Lincolnshire, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices having digital television receivers and components thereof that infringe one or more of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,598,220, 5,629,958, and 5,636,251.  See our May 3, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Corporation of America of New York, New York, and Sony Electronics, Inc. of San Diego, California as the respondents in this investigation. In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-775) Regarding Certain Wireless Communication Devices and Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
07
On June 2, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Communication Devices and Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-775). The investigation is based on a May 6, 2011 complaint filed by Linex Technologies, Inc. of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless communication devices and systems, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,757,322 and RE42,219.  See our May 10, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California, Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California, Aruba Networks, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, Meru Networks of Sunnyvale, California, and Ruckus Wireless of Sunnyvale, California as the respondents in this investigation. In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-776) Regarding Certain Lighting Control Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
13
On June 10, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Lighting Control Devices Including Dimmer Switches and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-776). The investigation is based on a May 16, 2011 complaint filed by Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain lighting control devices including dimmer switches and parts thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,637,930 and 5,248,919.  See our May 18, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Pass & Seymour, Inc. of Syracuse, New York
  • AH Lighting of Los Angeles, California
  • American Top Electric Corp. of Santa Ana, California
  • Big Deal Electric Corp. of Santa Ana, California
  • Diode LED of Emeryville, California
  • Elemental LED, LLC of Emeryville, California
  • Wenzhou Huir Electric Science & Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • Westgate Mfg., Inc. of Vernon, California
  • Zhejiang Lux Electric Co. LTD. of China
  • Zhejiang Yuelong Mechanical & Electrical Co. LTD. of China
In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-777) Regarding Certain Muzzle-Loading Firearms And Components Thereof

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
16
On June 14, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Muzzle-Loading Firearms and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-777). The investigation is based on a May 11, 2011 complaint filed by Thompson/Center Arms Co., Inc. and Smith & Wesson Corp. - both of Springfield, Massachusetts, alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain muzzle-loading firearms and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,908,781; 7,814,694; 7,140,138; 6,604,311; 5,782,030; and 5,639,981.  See our May 12, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Dikar Sociedad Cooperativa Limitada of Spain
  • Bergara Barrels Europe of Spain
  • Blackpowder Products Inc. of Duluth, Georgia
  • Connecticut Valley Arms of Duluth, Georgia
  • Bergara Barrels North America, Duluth, Georgia
  • Ardesa Firearms of Spain
  • Traditional Sporting Goods, Inc. d/b/a Traditions Sporting Firearms of Old Saybrook, Connecticut
In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-778) Regarding Certain Equipment for Communications Networks

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
17
On June 16, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Equipment for Communications Networks, including Switches, Routers, Gateways, Bridges, Wireless Access Points, Cable Modems, IP Phones, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-778). The investigation is based on a May 17, 2011 complaint filed by MOSAID Technologies Inc. of Ottawa, Canada, alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain equipment for communications networks that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,035,280; 7,292,600; 7,830,858; 6,842,459; 7,633,966; and 5,841,360.  See our May 20, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:

• Cisco Systems, Inc., of San Jose, California; • Cisco Consumer Products LLC of Irvine, California; • Cisco Systems International B.V. of the Netherlands; and • Scientific Atlanta LLC of Lawrenceville, Georgia. In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-779) Regarding Certain Flip-Top Vials

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
20
On June 17, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Flip-Top Vials and Products Using Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-779). The investigation is based on a May 17, 2011 complaint filed by CSP Technologies, Inc. of Auburn, Alabama, alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain flip-top vials and products using the same that infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,537,137.  See our May 18, 2011 post for more details.  According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Süd-Chemie AG of Germany, Süd-Chemie, Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky, and Airsec S.A.S. of France as the respondents in this investigation. In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-780) Regarding Certain Protective Cases

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
27
On June 24, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Protective Cases and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-780). The investigation is based on a May 25, 2011 complaint and June 16, 2011 supplement to the complaint filed by Otter Products, LLC of Fort Collins, Colorado alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain protective cases and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,933,122, one or more of U.S. Design Patent Nos. D600,908, D617,784, D615,536, D617,785, D634,741, and D636,386, and one or more of U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 3,788,534, 3,788,535, 3,623,789, and 3,795,187.  See our May 27, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • A.G. Findings and Mfg. Co., Inc. d/b/a Ballistic of Sunrise, Florida
  • AFC Trident Inc. of Chino, California
  • Alibaba.com Hong Kong Ltd. of China
  • Anbess Electronics Co. Ltd. of China
  • Cellairis Franchise, Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Cellet Products of Santa Fe Springs, California
  • DHgate.com of China
  • Griffin Technology, Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee
  • Guangzhou Evotech Industry Co., Ltd. of China
  • Hardcandy Cases LLC of Sacramento, California
  • Hoffco Brands, Inc. of Wheat Ridge, Colorado
  • Hong Kong Better Technology Group Ltd. of China
  • Hong Kong HJJ Co. Ltd. of China
  • Hypercel Corporation d/b/a Naztech Technologies of Valencia, California
  • InMotion Entertainment of Jacksonville, Florida
  • MegaWatts Computers, LLC of Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • National Cellular of Brooklyn, New York
  • OEMBargain.com of Wantagh, New York
  • One Step Up Ltd. of New York, New York
  • Papaya Holdings Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Quanyun Electronics Co., Ltd. of China
  • ShenZhen Star & Way Trade Co., Ltd. d/b/a DHgate sellers Best8168 and Julyoung Guangzhou Chaoshanglong Company of China
  • Sinatech Industrial Co., Ltd. of China
  • SmileCase of Windsor Mill, Maryland
  • Suntel Global Investment Ltd. of China
  • TheCaseInPoint.com of Titusville, Florida
  • TheCaseSpace of Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Topter Technology Co. Ltd. of China
  • Trait Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. of China
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-781) Regarding Certain Microprocessors

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
30
On June 30, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Microprocessors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-781). The investigation is based on a May 31, 2011 complaint filed by X2Y Attenuators, LLC of Erie, Pennsylvania alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain microprocessors, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,738,249, 7,110,227, 7,609,500, 7,733,621 and 7,916,444.  See our June 1, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, California
  • Componentes Intel de Costa Rica S.A. of Costa Rica
  • Intel Malaysia Sdn. Bhd of Malaysia
  • Intel (Philippines) of the Philippines
  • Intel Products (Chengdu) Ltd. of China
  • Intel Products (Shanghai) Ltd. of China
  • Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California
  • Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-782) Regarding Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
30
On June 30, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices and Products Containing the Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-782). The investigation is based on a June 1, 2011 complaint and June 17 and 20 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain liquid crystal display devices and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,771,344, 6,882,375, 7,535,537, 7,787,087, and RE41,363.  Seeour June 2, 2011 postfor more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • AU Optronics Corp. of Taiwan
  • AU Optronics Corporation America of Houston, Texas
  • Acer America Corporation of San Jose, California
  • Acer Inc. of Taiwan
  • BenQ America Corp. of Irvine, California
  • BenQ Corp. of Taiwan
  • SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • SANYO North America Corporation of San Diego, California
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-783) Regarding Certain GPS Navigation Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
01
On July 1, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain GPS Navigation Products, Components Thereof, and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-783). The investigation is based on a June 6, 2011 complaint filed by Honeywell International Inc. of Morristown, New Jersey alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain GPS navigation products, components thereof, and related software that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,209,070, 6,865,452, 5,461,388, and 6,088,653.  See our June 8, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan and Furuno U.S.A., Inc. of Camas, Washington as the respondents in this investigation.  In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-784) Regarding Certain Light-Emitting Diodes

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
07
On July 6, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-784). The investigation is based on a June 3, 2011 complaint filed by OSRAM GmbH of Germany (“OSRAM”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain light-emitting diodes and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,459,130, 6,812,500, 6,849,881 (the ‘881 patent), 6,927,469, 6,975,011 (the ‘011 patent), 7,078,732, 7,106,090 (the ‘090 patent), 7,126,162, 7,151,283 (the ‘283 patent), 7,199,454, 7,271,425 (the ‘425 patent), and 7,629,621.  See our June 7, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, LG Innotek Co., Ltd. of South Korea, LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and LG Innotek U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California as the respondents in this investigation.  In addition, in view of a similar ITC complaint filed on June 3, 2011 by OSRAM against certain Samsung entities with overlapping patents (see our June 6, 2011 post for more details), the Notice of Investigation provides that this investigation will be (1) partially consolidated with Inv. No. 337-TA-785 (see our July 7, 2011 post for more details), and (ii) limited in scope to whether there is a violation of Section 337 by reason of infringment of certain claims of the ‘881 patent, the ‘011 patent, the ‘090 patent, the ‘283 patent, and the ‘425 patent; and whether a domestic industry in the U.S. exists.  Lastly, the Notice of Investigation indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation.      In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-785) Regarding Certain Light-Emitting Diodes

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
07
On July 6, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing the Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-785). The investigation is based on a June 3, 2011 complaint filed by OSRAM GmbH of Germany (“OSRAM”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain light-emitting diodes and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,812,500 (the ‘500 patent), 7,078,732 (the ‘732 patent), 7,126,162 (the ‘162 patent), 7,345,317 (the ‘317 patent), 7,629,621 (the ‘621 patent), 6,459,130 (the ‘130 patent), 6,927,469 (the ‘469 patent), 7,199,454 (the ‘454 patent), and 7,427,806 (the ‘806 patent).  See our June 6, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, Samsung LED Co., Ltd. of Korea, Samsung LED America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, LG Innotek Co., Ltd. of South Korea, LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and LG Innotek U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California as the respondents in this investigation.  In addition, in view of a similar ITC complaint filed on June 3, 2011 by OSRAM against certain LG entities with overlapping patents (see our June 7, 2011 post for more details), the Notice of Investigation provides that this investigation will be (1) partially consolidated with Inv. No. 337-TA-784 (see our July 7, 2011 post for more details), and (ii) limited in scope to whether there is a violation of Section 337 by reason of infringment of certain claims of the ‘500 patent, the ‘732 patent, the ‘162 patent, the ‘317 patent, the ‘621 patent, the ‘130 patent, the ‘469 patent, the ‘454 patent, and the ‘806 patent; and whether a domestic industry in the U.S. exists.  Lastly, the Notice of Investigation indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation. In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-786) Regarding Certain Integrated Circuits

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
11
On July 11, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Circuits, Chipsets, and Products Containing Same Including Televisions (Inv. No. 337-TA-786). The investigation is based on an June 8, 2011 complaint filed by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. of Austin, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated circuits, chipsets, and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent No. 5,467,455.  See our June 10, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Funai Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan, Funai Corporation, Inc. of Rutherford, New Jersey, MediaTek Inc. of Taiwan, and Zoran Corporation of Sunnyvale, California as the respondents in this investigation.  In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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