Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-827) Regarding Certain Portable Communication Devices

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 Portable Communication Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-827). The investigation is based on a December 2, 2011 complaint and December 16, 2011 amended complaint filed by Digitude Innovations LLC of Alexandria, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain portable communication devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,926,636, 5,929,655, 6,208,879, and 6,456,841.  See our December 8, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation: 
  • Research In Motion Ltd. of Canada
  • Research In Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas
  • HTC Corporation of Taiwan
  • HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington
  • LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC of Richardson, Texas
  • Sony Corporation of Japan
  • Sony Corporation of America of New York, New York
  • Sony Electronics, Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB of Sweden
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Amazon.com, Inc. of Seattle, Washington
  • Nokia Corporation of Finland
  •  Nokia Inc. of Irving, Texas
  • Pantech & Curitel Communication, Inc. of South Korea
  • Pantech Wireless, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
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-828) Regarding Certain Video Displays

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
22
On February 14, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Video Displays and Products Using and Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-828). The investigation is based on a January 13, 2012 complaint filed by Mondis Technology, Ltd. of London, England alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain video displays and products containing and using same such as computer monitors and televisions that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,247,090 and 7,089,342.  See our January 19, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Chimei Innolux Corporation of Taiwan and Innolux Corporation of Austin, Texas as respondents in this investigation. 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-829) Regarding Certain Toner Cartridges

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
23
On February 22, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-829). The investigation is based on a January 23, 2012 complaint filed by Canon Inc. of Japan, Canon U.S.A., Inc. of Lake Success, New York, and Canon Virginia, Inc. of Newport News, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain toner cartridges and components thereof, including but not limited to photosensitive drums, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,903,803 and 6,128,454.  See our January 25, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • Clover Holdings, Inc. of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • Clover Technologies Group, LLC d/b/a Depot International f/k/a Depot America f/k/a Image1 Products of Ottawa, Illinois
  • Clover Vietnam Co., Ltd. of Vietnam
  • Dataproducts USA, LLC of Thousand Oaks, California
  • Dataproducts Imaging Solutions S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
  • CAU, Inc. d/b/a Cartridges Are Us of Ithaca, Michigan
  • Shanghai Orink Infotech International Co., Ltd. of China
  • Orink Infotech International Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Zhuhai Rich Imaging Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • Standard Image Co., Ltd. a/k/a Shanghai Orink Co., Ltd. of China
  • Zhuhai National Resources & Jingjie Imaging Products Co., Ltd. d/b/a Huebon Co., Ltd. d/b/a Ink-Tank of China
  • Standard Image USA, Inc. d/b/a Imaging Standard Inc. of Santa Ana, California
  • Printronic Corporation d/b/a Printronic.com d/b/a InkSmile.com of Santa Ana, California
  • Nukote, Inc. of Plano, Texas
  • Nukote International de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
  • Acecom, Inc. – San Antonio d/b/a InkSell.com of San Antonio, Texas
  • Atman, Inc. s/b/a pcRUSH.com of El Segundo, California
  • Dexxxon Digital Storage, Inc. of Lewis Center, Ohio
  • Discount Office Items, Inc. of Columbus, Wisconsin
  • Deal Express LLC d/b/a Discount Office Items of Columbus, Wisconsin
  • Do It Wiser LLC d/b/a Image Toner of Marietta, Georgia
  • E-Max Group, Inc. d/b/a Databazaar.com of Miramar, Florida
  • Green Project, Inc. of Hacienda Heights, California
  • GreenLine Paper Company, Inc. of York, Pennsylvania
  • IJSS Inc. d/b/a TonerZone.com d/b/a InkJetSuperstore.com of Los Angeles, California
  • Imaging Resources, LLC of Chatsworth, California
  • Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC of Dayton, Ohio
  • Myriad Greeyn LLC of Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Office World, Inc. of Eugene, Oregon
  • OfficeWorld.com, Inc. of Eugene, Oregon
  • OnlineTechStores.com, Inc. d/b/a SuppliesOutlet.com of Reno, Nevada
  • SupplyBuy.com, Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee
  • Virtual Imaging Products Inc. of Canada
  • Zinyaw LLC d/b/a TonerPirate.com of Houston, Texas 
Lastly, 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-830) Regarding Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
23
On February 22, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-830). The investigation is based on a January 23, 2012 complaint filed by Neptun Light, Inc. and Andrzej Bobel of Lake Forest, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain dimmable compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,434,480 and 8,035,318.  See our January 26, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • SK America, Inc. d/b/a/ Maxlite of Fairfield, New Jersey
  • U Lighting America Inc. of San Jose, California
  • Golden U Lighting Manufacturing (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. of China
  • Feit Electric Company, Inc. of Pico Rivera, California
  • General Electric Company of Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Xiamen Topstar Lighting Co. Ltd. of China
  • Technical Consumer Products, Inc. of Aurora, Ohio
  • TCP China of China
  • TCP (Shanghai) Tiancanbao Lighting Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd. of China
  • Shanghai Jensing Electron Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd. of China
  • Shanghai Qiangling Electronics Co. Ltd. of China
  • Zhejiang Qiang Ling Electronic Co. Ltd. of China
In addition, we understand 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 Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-831) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
23
On February 22, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices For Capturing and Transmitting Images, and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-831). The investigation is based on a January 10, 2012 complaint and January 11 and February 10, 2012 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices for capturing and transmitting images and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,210,161, 7,742,084, 7,453,605, 7,936,391, and 6,292,218.  See our January 13, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, California, High Tech Computer Corp. a/k/a HTC Corp. of Taiwan, HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington, and Exedea, Inc. of Houston, Texas as the respondents in this investigation. Additionally, 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-832) Regarding Certain Ink Application Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
02
On February 29, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Ink Application Devices and Components Thereof and Methods of Using The Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-832). The investigation is based on a January 13, 2012 complaint filed by MT.Derm GmbH of Germany and Nouveau Cosmetique USA Inc. of Orlando, Florida alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain ink application devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,345,553 and 6,505,530.  See our February 1, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified T-Tech Tattoo Device Inc. of Canada, Yiwu Beyond Tattoo Equipments Co., Ltd. of China, and Guangzhou Pengcheng Cosmetology Firm of China as the respondents in this investigation. Additionally, 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-833) Regarding Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, And Treatment Plans For Use In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
06
On March 30, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, And Treatment Plans For Use In Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances, The Appliances Made Therefrom, and Methods Of Making The Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-833). The investigation is based on a March 1, 2012 complaint filed by Align Technology, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital models, digital data, or treatment plans for use in making incremental dental positioning adjustment appliances that infringe—or are made, produced, or processed by means of a process that infringes—one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,217,325, 6,705,863, 6,626,666, 8,070,487, 6,471,511, 6,722,880, and 7,134,874.  See our March 2, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified ClearCorrect Pakistan (Private), Ltd. of Pakistan and ClearCorrect Operating, LLC of Houston, Texas as the respondents in this investigation. Additionally, 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-834) Regarding Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
09
On April 2, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (Inv. No. 337-TA-834). The investigation is based on a February 7, 2012 complaint, a March 2, 2012 amended complaint, and a March 15, 2012 supplement to the amended complaint filed by Immersion Corporation of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile electronic devices incorporating haptic feedback technology, including cellular phones and smartphones that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,429,846, 7,592,999, 7,969,288, 7,982,720, 8,031,181, and 8,059,105.  See our February 9, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Motorola Mobility, Inc. and Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.—both of Libertyville, Illinois—as well as HTC Corporation of Taiwan and HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington 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. Additionally, 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-835) Regarding Certain Food Storage Containers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
09
On April 3, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Food Storage Containers, Cups, Plates, Cutlery, and Related Items and Packaging Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-835). The investigation is based on a March 6, 2012 complaint filed by Fabri-Kal Corp. of Kalamazoo, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain food storage containers, cups, plates, cutlery, and related items and packaging thereof that infringe Fabri-Kal’s U.S. Trademark Registration No. 3,945,021 for GREENWARE®.  See our March 8, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Green Wave International, Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, Trans World International (New York), Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, John Calarese & Co., Inc. of Medway, Massachusetts, and Eco Greenwaves Corp. of Fremont, California as the respondents in this investigation. Additionally, 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-836) Regarding Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
09
On April 5, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-836). The investigation is based on a March 6, 2012 complaint filed by Graphics Properties Holdings, Inc. of New Rochelle, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain consumer electronics and display devices and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,650,327, 6,816,145, and 5,717,881.  See our March 7, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Research In Motion Ltd. of Canada
  • Research In Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas
  • HTC Corporation of Taiwan
  • HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington
  • LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California (“Apple”)
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Samsung Telecommunications America, L.L.C. of Richardson, Texas
  • Sony Corporation of Japan
  • Sony Corporation of America of New York, New York
  • Sony Electronics, Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB of Sweden
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
Additionally, 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-837) Regarding Certain Audiovisual Components

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
13
On April 11, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Audiovisual Components and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-837). The investigation is based on a March 2, 2012 complaint and March 28, 2012 amended complaint filed by LSI Corporation of Milpitas, California and its subsidiary Agere Systems Inc. of Allentown, Pennsylvania alleging violation of Section 337.  See our March 13, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation: 
  • Funai Electric Company, Ltd. of Japan
  • Funai Corporation, Inc. of Rutherford, New Jersey
  • P&F USA, Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Funai Service Corporation of Groveport, Ohio
  • MediaTek Inc. of Taiwan
  • MediaTek USA Inc. of San Jose, California
  • MediaTek Wireless, Inc. (USA) of Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Ralink Technology Corporation of Taiwan
  • Ralink Technology Corporation (USA) of Cupertino, California
  • Realtek Semiconductor Corporation of Taiwan
The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigation will not participate as a party in this investigation. Lastly, 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-838) Regarding Certain Food Waste Disposers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
18
On April 16, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Food Waste Disposers and Components and Packaging Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-838). The investigation is based on a March 16, 2012 complaint and a March 29, 2012 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Emerson Electric Co. of St. Louis, Missouri alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain food waste disposers and components and packaging thereof that infringe Emerson’s trade dress rights, U.S. Patent No. D535,850, and Emerson’s INSINKERATOR trademarks, including U.S. Reg. Trademark No. 2,518,010.  See our March 19, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Anaheim Manufacturing Co. of Brea, California as the respondent in this investigation. Additionally, 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-839) Regarding Certain Consumer Electronics

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
23
On April 18, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets (Inv. No. 337-TA-839). The investigation is based on a March 13, 2012 complaint and a March 30, 2012 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Pragmatus AV, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain consumer electronics, including mobile phones and tablets, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,854,893, 6,237,025, 7,054,904, 7,185,054, and 7,206,809.  See our March 15, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation: 
  • ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. of Taiwan
  • ASUS Computer International, Inc. of Fremont, California
  • HTC Corporation of Taiwan
  • HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington
  • LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Pantech Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Pantech Wireless, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Research In Motion Ltd. of Canada
  • Research In Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Samsung Telecommunications America, L.L.C. of Richardson, Texas
Lastly, 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-840) Regarding Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
27
On April 25, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-840). The investigation is based on a March 23, 2012 complaint, a March 30, 2012 corrected complaint, and an April 16, 2012 amended complaint and supplement filed by Microchip Technology Incorporated of Chandler, Arizona alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain semiconductor integrated circuit devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,225,088, 6,245,597, 6,159,765, 5,760,720, 6,559,783, and 6,847,904.  See our March 27, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Intersil Corp. of Milpitas, California, Zilker Labs, Inc. of Austin, Texas, and Techwell, LLC of Milpitas, 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. Additionally, 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-841) Regarding Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
30
On April 27, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841). The investigation is based on a March 27, 2012 complaint and April 11 and 16, 2012 letters 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 computers and computer peripheral devices, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,976,623, 7,162,549, 7,295,443, 7,522,424, 6,438,638, and 7,719,847.  See our March 29, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Acer Inc. of Taiwan
  • Brother Industries, Ltd. of Japan
  • Canon Inc. of Japan
  • Dane-Elec Memory of France
  • Dell Inc. of Round Rock, Texas
  • Falcon Northwest Computer Systems, Inc. of Medford, Oregon
  • Fujitsu Limited of Japan
  • Jasco Products Company of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California
  • HiTi Digital, Inc. of Taiwan
  • Kingston Technology Company, Inc. of Fountain Valley, California
  • Micron Technology, Inc. of Boise, Idaho
  • Lexar Media, Inc. of Fremont, California
  • Microdia Limited of San Jose, California
  • Newegg Inc. of City of Industry, California
  • Rosewill Inc. of City of Industry, California
  • Sabrent of Chatsworth, California
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea
  • Seiko Epson Corporation of Japan
  • Shuttle Inc. of Taiwan
  • Systemax Inc. of Port Washington, New York
Additionally, 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-842) Regarding Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
30
On April 27, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices, Related Software and Firmware, and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-842). The investigation is based on a March 29, 2012 complaint and an April 18, 2012 supplement to the complaint filed by HumanEyes Technologies, Ltd. of Israel alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain cameras and mobile devices, related software and firmware, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,665,003 and 7,477,284.  See our March 30, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following Sony entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Sony Corporation of Japan
  • Sony Corporation of America of New York, New York
  • Sony Electronics Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Sony Mobile Communications AB of the United Kingdom
  • Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
Additionally, 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-843) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices Having A Retractable USB Connector

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
21
On May 18, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices Having A Retractable USB Connector (Inv. No. 337-TA-843). The investigation is based on an April 18, 2012 complaint filed by Anu IP LLC of Longview, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices having a retractable USB connector that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,979,210 and 7,090,515.  See our April 19, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • AIPTEK International, Inc. of Taiwan
  • Aluratek, Inc. of Tustin, California
  • Archos S.A. of France
  • Archos, Inc. of Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Bluestar Alliance LLC of New York, New York
  • Centon Electronics, Inc. of Aliso Viejo, California
  • Coby Electronics Corporation of Lake Success, New York
  • Corsair Memory, Inc. of Fremont, California
  • Emtec Electronics, Inc. of Lew Center, Ohio
  • General Imaging Company of Torrance, California
  • Huawei Technology Company, Ltd. of China
  • Iriver, Inc. of Irvine, California
  • JVC Kenwood Corporation of Japan
  • JVC Americas Corporation of Wayne, New Jersey
  • Latte Communications, Inc. of San Jose, California
  • Lexar Media, Inc. of Fremont, California
  • Maxell Corporation of America, Inc. of Woodland Park, New Jersey
  • Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. of Japan
  • Office Depot, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida
  • Olympus Corporation of Japan
  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas of Center Valley, Pennsylvania
  • Option NV of Belgium
  • Option, Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Panasonic Corporation of Japan
  • Panasonic Corporation North America of Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Patriot Memory LLC of Fremont, California
  • Provantage LLC of North Canton, Ohio
  • RITEK Corporation of Taiwan
  • Advanced Media, Inc. dba RITEK U.S.A. of Diamond Bar, California
  • Sakar International, Inc. of Edison, New Jersey
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America of Ridgefield, New Jersey
  • Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Sanyo North America Corporation of San Diego, California
  • Silicon Power Computer and Comm., Inc. of Taiwan
  • Silicon Power Computer and Comm. USA, Inc. of Cupertino, California
  • Supersonic, Inc. of Commerce, California
  • Super Talent Technology Corporation of San Jose, California
  • Toshiba Corporation of Japan
  • Toshiba America, Inc. of New York, New York
  • ViewSonic Corporation of Walnut, California
  • VOXX International Corporation of Hauppauge, New York
  • Audiovox Accessories Corporation of Carmel, Indiana
  • Yamaha Corporation of Japan
  • Yamaha Corporation of America of Buena Park, California
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-844) Regarding Certain Drill Bits

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
30
On May 29, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Drill Bits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-844). The investigation is based on an April 25, 2012 complaint filed by Boart Longyear Company and Longyear TM, Inc.—both of South Jordan, Utah alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain drill bits and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,828,090, 7,874,384, and 8,051,929.  See our April 26, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Boyles Bros Diamantina S.A. of Peru, Christensen Chile S.A. of Chile, Diamantina Christensen Trading Inc. of Panama, and Intermountain Drilling Supply Corp. of West Valley City, Utah 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. Additionally, 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-845) Regarding Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
04
On May 31, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology(Inv. No. 337-TA-845). The investigation is based on a May 1, 2012 complaint filed by Rovi Corporation; Rovi Guides, Inc.; Rovi Technologies Corporation; Starsight Telecast, Inc.; and United Video Properties, Inc., all of Santa Clara, CA 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 control technology that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,701,523; 6,898,762; 7,065,709; 7,103,906; 7,225,455; 7,493,643; and 8,112,776.  See our May 3, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following respondents in this investigation:
  • LG Electronics, Inc., of the Republic of Korea;
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, NJ;
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corp. of Japan;
  • Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc., of Cypress, CA;
  • Mitsubishi Electric and Electronics USA, Inc., of Vernon Hills, IL;
  • Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc., of Irvine, CA;
  • Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., of Irvine, CA;
  • Netflix, Inc., of Los Gatos, CA;
  • Roku, Inc., of Saratoga, CA; and
  • Vizio, Inc., of Irvine, CA.
The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation. Additionally, 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-846) Regarding Certain CMOS Image Sensors

By Eric Schweibenz
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On June 1, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain CMOS Image Sensors and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-846). The investigation is based on a May 1, 2012 complaint filed on behalf of the California Institute of Technology of Pasadena, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain CMOS image sensors and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,841,126; 6,606,122; and 5,990,506.  See our May 4, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following respondents in this investigation:
  • STMicroelectronics NV of Switzerland
  • STMicroelectronics Inc. of Coppell, Texas
  • Nokia Corp. of Finland
  • Nokia, Inc. of White Plains, New York
  • Research in Motion Ltd. of Canada
  • Research in Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas
 Additionally, 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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