Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-807) Regarding Certain Digital Photo Frames And Image Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
23
On September 21, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Photo Frames And Image Display Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-807). The investigation is based on an August 24, 2011 complaint and a September 14, 2011 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Technology Properties Limited, LLC of Cupertino, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital photo frames and image display devices and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,976,623, 7,162,549, 7,295,443, and 7,522,424.  See our August 26, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Action Electronics Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Aiptek International Inc. of Taiwan
  • Aluratek, Inc. of Tustin, California
  • Audiovox Corporation of Happauge, New York
  • CEIVA Logic, Inc. of Burbank, California
  • Circus World Displays Ltd. of Canada
  • Coby Electronics Corporation of Lake Success, New York
  • Curtis International, Ltd. of Canada
  • Digital Spectrum Solutions, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, New York
  • Mustek Systems, Inc. of Taiwan
  • Nextar Inc. of La Verne, California
  • Pandigital of Dublin, California
  • Royal Consumer Information Products, Inc. of Somerset, New Jersey
  • Sony Corporation of Japan
  • Sony Corporation of America of New York, New York
  • Transcend Information, Inc. of Taiwan
  • ViewSonic Corporation of Walnut, California
  • Win Accord Ltd. of Taiwan
  • WinAccord U.S.A., Inc. of San Jose, California
In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-808) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices With Communication Capabilities

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
29
On September 27, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices With Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-808). The investigation is based on an August 16, 2011 complaint, a September 7, 2011 amended complaint, and September 2, 19, and 23, 2011 supplements to the complaint filed by HTC Corp. of Taiwan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices with communication capabilities, components thereof, and related software that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,765,414, 7,417,944, 7,672,219, 6,708,214, 6,473,006, 7,289,772, 6,868,283, and 7,020,849.  See our August 17, 2011 post for more details about HTC’s original complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California as the sole respondent in this investigation. In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-809) Regarding Certain Devices For Mobile Data Communication

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
10
On October 7, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Devices For Mobile Data Communication (Inv. No. 337-TA-809). The investigation is based on an August 31, 2011 complaint and September 1, 16, and 19, 2011 supplements to the complaint filed by Openwave Systems Inc. of Redwood City, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain devices for mobile data communication that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,233,608, 6,289,212, 6,405,037, 6,430,409, and 6,625,447.  See our September 1, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California, Research In Motion Ltd. of Canada and Research In Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas as the respondents in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-810) Regarding Certain Navigation Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
28
On October 28, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Navigation Products, Components Thereof, and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-810). The investigation is based on a September 30, 2011 complaint filed by Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan and Furuno U.S.A., Inc. of Camas, Washington alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain navigation products, components thereof, and related software, including GPS devices, avionics navigation and display systems, weather radar systems, navigational aids, mapping systems, and avionics computers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,084,565, 7,095,367, 7,089,094, and 7,161,561.  See our October 3, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Honeywell International Inc. of Morristown, New Jersey and its subsidiary Skyforce Avionics Ltd. of the United Kingdom 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. Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-811) Regarding Certain Integrated Solar Power Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
07
On November 2, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Solar Power Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-811). The investigation is based on an October 3, 2011 complaint and October 18 and 19, 2011 supplements to the complaint filed by Westinghouse Solar, Inc. and its subsidiary Andalay Solar, Inc.—both of Campbell, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated solar power systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,406,800 and 7,987,641.  See our October 6, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Zep Solar, Inc. of San Rafael, California, Canadian Solar Inc. of Canada, and Canadian Solar (USA) Inc. of San Ramon, California as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-812) Regarding Certain Computing Devices With Associated Instruction Sets And Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
09
On November 8, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Computing Devices With Associated Instruction Sets And Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-812). The investigation is based on a September 22, 2011 complaint, an October 13, 2011 amended complaint, and an October 31, 2011 letter further amending the amended complaint filed by VIA Technologies, Inc. of Taiwan, IP-First, LLC of Fremont, California, and Centaur Technology, Inc. of Austin, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain computing devices with associated instruction sets and software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,253,312, 6,253,311, 6,754,810, 7,185,180, and 7,155,598.  See our September 23, 2011 post for more details about the original complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple Inc. a/k/a Apple Computer, Inc. of Cupertino, California as the sole respondent in this investigation. Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-813) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices With Graphics Data Processing Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
09
On November 8, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices With Graphics Data Processing Systems, Components Thereof, and Associated Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-813). The investigation is based on a September 22, 2011 complaint and an October 14, 2011 amended complaint filed by S3 Graphics Co., Ltd. of the Grand Cayman Islands and S3 Graphics, Inc. of Fremont, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices with graphics data processing systems, components thereof, and associated software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,945,997, 5,581,279, 6,353,440, and 5,977,960.  See our September 26, 2011 post for more details on the original complaint. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple Inc. a/k/a Apple Computer, Inc. of Cupertino, California as the sole respondent in this investigation. Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-814) Regarding Certain Automotive GPS Navigation Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
21
On November 17, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Automotive GPS Navigation Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-814). The investigation is based on an October 21, 2011 complaint and a November 8, 2011 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Beacon Navigation GmbH of Switzerland alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain automotive GPS navigation systems, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,374,180, 6,178,380, 6,029,111, and 5,862,511.  See our October 25, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Audi AG of Germany
  • Audi of America, Inc. of Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • Audi of America, LLC of Herndon, Virginia
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke AG of Germany
  • BMW of North America, LLC of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
  • BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC of Greer, South Carolina
  • Chrysler Group LLC of Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • Ford Motor Company of Dearborn, Michigan
  • General Motors Company of Detroit, Michigan
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Honda North America, Inc. of Torrance, California
  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc. of Torrance, California
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC of Lincoln, Alabama
  • Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC of Greensburg, Indiana
  • Honda of America Mfg., Inc. of Marysville, Ohio
  • Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea
  • Hyundai Motor America of Fountain Valley, California
  • Huyndai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC of Montgomery, Alabama
  • Kia Motors Corp. of South Korea
  • Kia Motors America, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. of West Point, Georgia
  • Mazda Motor Corporation of Japan
  • Mazda Motor of America, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • Daimler AG of Germany
  • Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC of Montvale, New Jersey
  • Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. of Vance, Alabama
  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Nissan North America, Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee
  • Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG of Germany
  • Porsche Cars North America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Saab Automobile AB of Sweden
  • Saab Cars North America, Inc. of Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan
  • American Suzuki Motor Corporation of Brea, California
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC of Mahwah, New Jersey
  • Jaguar Cars Limited of the United Kingdom
  • Land Rover of the United Kingdom
  • Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan
  • Toyota Motor North America, inc. of Torrance, California
  • Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. of Torrance, California
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. of Erlanger, Kentucky
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. of Princeton, Indiana
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. of Georgetown, Kentucky
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. of Blue Springs, Mississippi
  • Volkswagen AG of Germany
  • Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. of Herndon, Virginia
  • Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC of Herndon, Virginia
  • Volvo Car Corporation of Sweden
  • Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-815) Regarding Certain Projectors With Controlled-Angle Optical Retarders

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
22
On November 18, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Projectors With Controlled-Angle Optical Retarders, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-815). The investigation is based on an October 21, 2011 complaint and a November 2, 2011 supplement to the complaint filed by Compound Photonics Ltd. of the United Kingdom and Compound Photonics U.S. Corporation of Phoenix, Arizona alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain controlled-angle optical retarders, components thereof (including “light engines” or “optical engines”), and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,829,027.  See our October 24, 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. Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-816) Regarding Certain Wiper Blades

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
28
On November 22, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Wiper Blades (Inv. No. 337-TA-816). The investigation is based on an October 26, 2011 complaint filed by Robert Bosch LLC of Farmington Hills, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain “flat” or “beam-type” wiper blade devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,523,218, 6,553,607, 6,611,988, 6,675,434, 6,836,926, 6,944,905, 6,973,698, 7,293,321, and 7,523,520.  See our October 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:
  • ADM21 Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • ADM21 Co. (North America) Ltd. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Alberee Products, Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland
  • API Korea Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Cequent Consumer Products, Inc. of Solon, Ohio
  • Corea Autoparts Producing Corporation of South Korea
  • Danyang UPC Auto Parts Co., Ltd. of China
  • Fu-Gang Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • PIAA Corporation USA of Portland, Oregon
  • Pylon Manufacturing Corp. of Deerfield Beech, Florida
  • RainEater, LLC of Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Scan Top Enterprise Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Winplus North America Inc. of Ontario, California
Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-817) Regarding Certain Communication Equipment

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
09
On December 2, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Communication Equipment, Components thereof, and Products Containing Same, Including Power Over Ethernet Telephones, Switches, Wireless Access Points, Routers and Other Devices Used in WLANs and Cameras (Inv. No. 337-TA-817). The investigation is based on a November 1, 2011 complaint filed by ChriMar Systems, Inc. d/b/a CMS Technologies of Farmington Hills, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain communication equipment, components thereof, and products containing same, including power over Ethernet telephones, switches, wireless access points, routers and other devices used in WLANs, and cameras that are compliant with the IEEE 802.3af and/or IEEE 802.3at amendments to the IEEE 802.3 standard and that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,457,250.  Seeour November 3, 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 • Cisco-Linksys LLC of Irvine, California • Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, California • 3Com Corporation of Marlborough, Massachusetts • Avaya Inc. of Basking Ridge, New Jersey • Extreme Networks, Inc. of Santa Clara, California

Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that ALJ Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation. 
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-818) Regarding Certain Devices With Secure Communication Capabilities.

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
09
On December 2, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Devices with Secure Communications Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same and Cameras (Inv. No. 337-TA-818). The investigation is based on a November 4, 2011, complaint filed by VirnetX, Inc., of Zephyr Cove, Nevada alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain devices with secure communications capabilities, components thereof, and products containing the same, and cameras that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,051,181.  See our November 8, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, California as the respondent in this investigation. Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that ALJ David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-819) Regarding Certain Semiconductor Chips With DRAM Circuitry

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
16
On December 16, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Semiconductor Chips with DRAM Circuitry, and Modules and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-819). The investigation is based on a November 15, 2011 complaint filed by Elpida Memory, Inc and Elpida Memory (USA) Inc. – both of Sunnyvale, California (“Elpida”) –  alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain semiconductor chips with DRAM circuitry, and modules and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,150,689, 6,635,918, 6,555,861, 7,659,571, 7,713,828, 7,495,453, and 7,906,809.  See our November 16, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Nanya Technology Corporation of Taiwan and Nanya Technology Corporation U.S.A. of Santa Clara, California 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. Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-820) Regarding Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Controls Technology

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
16
On December 16, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Controls Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-820). The investigation is based on a November 15, 2011 complaint filed by Rovi Corporation, Rovi Guides, Inc., United Video Properties, Inc., and Gemstar Development Corporation—all of Santa Clara, California—and Index Systems, Inc. of the British Virgin Islands alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain products containing interactive program guide and parental controls technology, including televisions, that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,493,643, RE41,993, 6,701,523, and 7,047,547.  See our November 16, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Vizio, Inc. of Irvine, California, Haier Group Corp. of China, and Haier America Trading, LLC of New York, New York as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-821) Regarding Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
21
On December 21, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted to institute an investigation of Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory Devices, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-821). The investigation is based on a November 21, 2011 complaint filed by Nanya Technology Corporation of Taiwan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain dynamic random access memory (“DRAM”) devices and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,677,566, 6,399,983, 6,586,796, and 6,664,634.  See our November 23, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Elpida Memory, Inc. of Japan and Elpida Memory (USA) Inc. of Sunnyvale, California and Kingston Technology Co., Inc. of Fountain Valley, California as 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. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-822) Regarding Certain Integrated Circuits

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
09
On January 4, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Circuits, Chipsets, and Products Containing Same Including Televisions (Inv. No. 337-TA-822). The investigation is based on a November 30, 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, including televisions, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,467,455.  See our December 2, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation: 
  • MediaTek Inc. of Taiwan
  • Zoran Corporation of Sunnyvale, California
  • Vizio, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Sanyo North America Corporation of San Diego, California
  • Sanyo Manufacturing Corporation of Forrest City, Arkansas
  • TPV Technology Limited of Hong Kong
  • TPV International (USA) Inc. of Austin, Texas
  • Top Victory Electronics (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Top Victory Electronics (Fujian) Co., Ltd. of China
  • AOC International (USA) Ltd. of Fremont, California
  • Envision Peripherals, Inc. of Fremont, California
  • Amtran Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Amtran Logistics, Inc. of Irvine, California
Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-823) Regarding Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
09
On January 4, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-823). The investigation is based on a December 2, 2011 complaint filed by Standard Innovation Corporation of Canada and Standard Innovation (US) Corp. of Wilmington, Delaware alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain kinesiotherapy devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,931,605 and D605,779.  See our December 6, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation: 
  • LELO Inc. of San Jose, California
  • LELOi AB of Sweden
  • LELO of China
  • Natural Contours Europe of The Netherlands
  • Momentum Management, LLC a.k.a Bushman Products of Torrance, California
  • Evolved Novelties of Canoga Park, California
  • Nalpac Enterprises, Ltd. d/b/a Nalpac, Ltd. of Ferndale, Michigan
  • E.T.C., Inc. d/b/a Eldorado Trading Company, Inc. of Broomfield, Colorado
  • Williams Trading Co., Inc. of Pennsauken, New Jersey
  • Honey’s Place, Inc. of San Fernando, California
  • Lover’s Lane & Co. of Plymouth, Michigan
  • PHE, Inc. d/b/a Adam & Eve of Hillsborough, North Carolina
  • Castle Megastore Group, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona
  • Shamrock 51 Management Company, Inc. d/b/a Fairvilla.com of Maitland, Florida
  • Paris Intimates, LLC of West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • Drugstore.com, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington
  • Peekay Inc. of Auburn, Washington
  • Mile Inc. d/b/a Lion’s Den Adult of Worthington, Ohio
  • Marsoner, Inc. d/b/a Fascinations of Chandler, Arizona
  • Love Boutique-Vista, LLC d/b/a Déjà vu of Vista, California
  • Toys in Babeland LLC of Seattle, Washington
Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock 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-824) Regarding Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
12
On January 5, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-824). The investigation is based on a December 5, 2011 complaint and December 21 and 22, 2011 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Walker Digital, LLC of Stamford, Connecticut alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain Blu-ray disc players, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,263,505.  See our December 8, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • D&M Holdings, Inc. of Japan
  • D&M Holdings US, Inc. of Mahwah, New Jersey
  • Denon Electronics (USA) LLC of Mahwah, New Jersey
  • Funai Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Funai Corp., Inc. of Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Haier Group Corp. of China
  • Haier America Trading, LLC of New York, New York
  • Harman International Industries, Inc. of Stamford, Connecticut
  • Inkel Corp. of South Korea
  • LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Marantz America LLC of Mahwah, New Jersey
  • Onkyo Sound & Vision Corp. of Japan
  • Onkyo USA Corp. of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
  • Orion America, Inc. of Princeton, Indiana
  • Orion Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Panasonic Corp. of Japan
  • Panasonic Corp. of North America of Seacaucus, New Jersey
  • P&F USA, Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Philips Electronics North America Corp. of Andover, Massachusetts
  • Pioneer Corp. of Japan
  • Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. of Long Beach, California
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Sharp Corp. of Japan
  • Sharp Electronics Corp. of Mahwah, New Jersey
  • Sherwood America, Inc. of La Mirada, California
  • Sony Corp. of Japan
  • Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. of Japan
  • Sony Corp. of America of New York, New York
  • Sony Electronics, Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Sony Computer Entertainment of Foster City, California
  • Toshiba Corp. of Japan
  • Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • VIZIO, Inc. of Irvine, California
Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-825) Regarding Certain Silicon Microphone Packages

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
12
On January 9, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-825). The investigation is based on a December 7, 2011 complaint and December 21, 2011 supplement to the complaint filed by Knowles Electronics LLC of Itasca, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain silicon microphone packages and products containing the same that infringe, or that are made by a process that infringes, one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,439,616 and 8,018,049.  See our December 9, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Analog Devices Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts, Amkor Technology, Inc. of Chandler, Arizona, and Avnet, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona as the respondents in this investigation.  Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-826) Regarding Certain Electric Fireplaces

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
17
On January 13, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electric Fireplaces, Components Thereof, Manuals for Same, and Products Containing Same, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same, and Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-826). The investigation is based on a December 13, 2011 complaint filed by Twin-Star International, Inc. of Delray Beach, Florida and TS Investment Holding Corp. of Miami, Florida alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric fireplaces, components thereof, manuals for same, and products containing same and in relation to certain processes for manufacturing or relating to same by reason of infringement of certain Twin-Star registered copyrights, breach of contract, tortious interference with Twin-Star’s contractual relations, and misappropriation of Twin-Star’s trade secrets.  See our December 15, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Shenzhen Reliap Industrial Co., Ltd. of China, Yue Qiu Sheng, a.k.a. Jason Yue of China, and Whalen Furniture Manufacturing Inc. of San Diego, California as respondents in this investigation.  The Notice of Investigation further provides that this investigation will be consolidated with Inv. No. 337-TA-791 currently pending before ALJ Shaw.
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