Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-847) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
07
On June 4, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-847). The investigation is based on a May 2, 2012 complaint filed on behalf of the Nokia Corporation of Finland; Nokia, Inc., of Sunnyvale, California; and Intellisync Corporation of Sunnyvale, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices, including mobile phones and tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,570,369; 5,884,190; 6,141,664; 6,393,260; 6,728,530; 7,106,293; 7,209,911; 7,366,529; and 7,415,247.  See our May 3, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified HTC Corporation of Taiwan; HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington; and Exedea, Inc. of Houston, Texas 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. 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-848) Regarding Certain Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
07
On June 7, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Devices Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-848). The investigation is based on a February 15, 2012 complaint filed on behalf of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation of San Diego, California, alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain radio frequency integrated circuits and devices containing same that infringe one or more claims of 7,910,993; 7,123,898; 7,460,852; 7,796,969; and 7,860,499.  See our February 16, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified RF Micro Devices, Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina; Motorola Mobility, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois; HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington; and HTC Corporation of Taiwan, as respondents in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-849) Regarding Certain Rubber Resins

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
22
On June 20, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Rubber Resins and Processes for Manufacturing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-849). The investigation is based on a May 21, 2012 complaint and June 12, 2012 letter supplementing the complaint filed by SI Group, Inc. of Schenectady, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain rubber resins made using misappropriated SI Group trade secrets.  See our May 22, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Sino Legend (Zhangjiagang) Chemical Co., Ltd. of China
  • Sino Legend Holding Group, Inc. of Hong Kong
  • Sino Legend Holding Group Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • HongKong Sino Legend Group Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Red Avenue Chemical Co. Ltd. of China
  • RedAvenue Chemical Corp of America of Rochester, New York
  • Thomas R. Crumlish, Jr. of Rochester, New York
  • Ning Zhang of Canada
  • Quanhai Yang of China
  • Shanghai Lunsai International Trading Company of China
  • Precision Measurement International LLC of Westland, Michigan
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-850) Regarding Certain Electronic Imaging Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
27
On June 25, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Imaging Devices(Inv. No. 337-TA-850). The investigation is based on a May 23, 2012 complaint filed by FlashPoint Technology, Inc. of Peterborough, New Hampshire alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic imaging devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,400,471, 6,222,538, 6,504,575, and 6,223,190.  See our May 25, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • HTC Corporation of Taiwan
  • HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington
  • Pantech Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Pantech Wireless, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. of China
  • FutureWei Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Huawei Technologies (USA) of Plano, Texas
  • ZTE Corporation of China
  • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, Texas
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 Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-851) Regarding Certain Integrated Circuit Packages Provided With Multiple Heat-Conducting Paths

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
06
On June 29, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Circuit Packages Provided With Multiple Heat-Conducting Paths and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-851). The investigation is based on a May 31, 2012 complaint filed by Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan and ITRI International of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated circuit packages provided with multiple heat-conducting paths and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,710,459.  See our June 4, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea and LG Electronics, U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey as the respondents 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-852) Regarding Certain Video Analytics Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
30
On July 26, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Video Analytics Software, Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-852). The investigation is based on a June 27, 2012 complaint and a July 9, 2012 letter supplementing the complaint filed by ObjectVideo, Inc. of Reston, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain video analytics software, systems, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,696,945, 6,970,083, 7,868,912, and 7,932,923.  See our June 28, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Pelco, Inc. of Clovis, California as the sole respondent 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-853) Regarding Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
24
On August 21, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-853). The investigation is based on a July 24, 2012 complaint filed by Technology Properties Limited LLC and Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC, both of Cupertino, California, and Patriot Scientific Corporation of Carlsbad, California (collectively, the “Complainants”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless consumer electronics devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,809,336.  See our July 26, 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 • Acer America Corporation of San Jose, California • Amazon.com, Inc. of Seattle, Washington • Barnes & Noble, Inc. of New York, New York • Garmin Ltd. of Switzerland • Garmin International, Inc. of Olathe, Kansas • Garmin USA, Inc. of Olathe, Kansas • HTC Corporation of Taiwan • HTC America of Bellevue, Washington • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. of China • Huawei North America of Plano, Texas • Kyocera Corporation of Japan • Kyocera Communications, Inc. of San Diego, California • LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey • Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Japan • Nintendo of America, Inc. of Redmond, Washington • Novatel Wireless, Inc. of San Diego, California • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey • Sierra Wireless, Inc. of Canada • Sierra Wireless America, Inc. of Carlsbad, California • ZTE Corporation of China • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, Texas

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-854) Regarding Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
19
On September 18, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-854). The investigation is based on an August 17, 2012 complaint and a September 6, 2012 supplement to the complaint filed by BriarTek IP, Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain two-way global satellite communication devices, systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,991,380.  See our August 21, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Delorme Publishing Company, Inc. and Delorme InReach LLC—both of Yarmouth, Maine—and Yellowbrick Tracking Ltd. of the United Kingdom as the respondents 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-855) Regarding Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
19
On September 18, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). The investigation is based on an August 17, 2012 complaint and a September 5, 2012 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Hitachi Metals, Ltd. of Japan and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. of China Grove, North Carolina alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain sintered rare earth magnets, methods of making same and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,461,565, 6,491,765, 6,527,874, and 6,537,385.  See our August 22, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Yantai Zhenghai Magnetic Material Co., Ltd. of China
  • Ningbo Jinji Strong Magnetic Material Co., Ltd. of China
  • Earth-Panda Advance Magnetic Material Co., Ltd. of China
  • Skullcandy, Inc. of San Clemente, California
  • Beats Electronics, LLC of Santa Monica, California
  • Monster Cable Products, Inc. of Brisbane, California
  • Bose Corp. of Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Callaway Golf Co. of Carlsbad, California
  • Taylor Made Golf Co. of Carlsbad, California
  • Adidas America, Inc. of Portland, Oregon
  • Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. of Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Techtronic Industries Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • DeWALT Industrial Tool Corp. of Towson, Maryland
  • Electro-Voice, Inc. of Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Shure, Inc. of Niles, Illinois
  • AKG Acoustics GmbH of Austria
  • Harman International Industries of Stamford, Connecticut
  • Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. of Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co., KG of Germany
  • Micromo Electronics, Inc. of Clearwater, Florida
  • TELEX Communications, Inc. of Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Bosch Security Systems, Inc. of Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Electro-Optics Technology, Inc. of Traverse City, Michigan
  • Nexteer Automotive Corp. of Saginaw, Michigan
  • Bunting Magnetics Co. of Newton, Kansas
  • Viona Corp. of Syosset, New York
  • Allstar Magnetics LLC of Vancouver, Washington
  • Dura Magnetics, Inc. of Sylvania, Ohio
  • Integrated Magnetics, Inc. of Culver City, 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-856) Regarding Certain Wireless Communication Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
20
On September 18, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-856). The investigation is based on an August 17, 2012 complaint and a September 6, 2012 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Motorola Mobility LLC of Libertyville, Illinois, Motorola Mobility Ireland of Bermuda, and Motorola Mobility International Limited of Bermuda alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless communication devices, portable music and data processing devices, computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,883,580, 5,922,047, 6,425,002, 6,493,673, 6,983,370, 7,007,064, and 7,383,983.  See our August 21, 2012 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.  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-857) Regarding Certain Reduced Folate Nutraceutical Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
15
On October 12, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Reduced Folate Nutraceutical Products and L-Methylfolate Raw Ingredients Used Therein (Inv. No. 337-TA-857). The investigation is based on a September 10, 2012 complaint filed by South Alabama Medical Science Foundation of Mobile, Alabama, Merck & Cie of Switzerland, and Pamlab LLC of Covington, Louisiana alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain reduced folate nutraceutical products and/or L-methylfolate raw ingredients used therein that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,997,915, 6,673,381, 7,172,778, and/or 6,011,040.  See our September 11, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Gnosis SpA of Italy, Gnosis Bioresearch SA of Switzerland, Gnosis USA Inc. of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Macoven Pharmaceuticals LLC of Magnolia, Texas 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. 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-858) Regarding Certain Devices With Secure Communications Capabilities

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
18
On October 16, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Devices with Secure Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-858). The investigation is based on a September 14, 2012 complaint filed by VirnetX, Inc., of Zephyr Cove, Nevada, and Science Applications International Corporation of McLean, Virginia, alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain devices with secure communication capabilities, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,051,181.  See our September 17, 2012 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. 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 E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-859) Regarding Certain Integrated Circuit Chips

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
22
On October 18, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Circuit Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-859). The investigation is based on a September 19, 2012 complaint and October 5, 2012 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Realtek Semiconductor Corporation of Taiwan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated circuit chips that include bond pad structures or level shifter circuitry and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,787,928 and 6,963,226.  See our September 20, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified LSI Corporation of Milpitas, California and Seagate Technology of Cupertino, 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. 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-860) Regarding Certain Optoelectronic Devices For Fiber Optic Communications

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
30
On October 25, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Optoelectronic Devices For Fiber Optic Communications, Components Thereof, and Products Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-860). The investigation is based on a September 25, 2012 complaint and letters supplementing the complaint filed by Avago Technologies Fiber IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. of Singapore, Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. of Singapore, and Avago Technologies U.S. Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain optoelectronic devices for fiber optic communications, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,947,456 and 5,596,595.  See our September 26, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified IPtronics A/S of Denmark and IPtronics Inc. of Menlo Park, California, FCI USA, LLC of Etters, Pennsylvania, FCI Deutschland GmbH of Germany, and FCI SA of France, and Mellanox Technologies, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California and Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. of Israel as the 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-861) Regarding Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
16
On November 9, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices(Inv. No. 337-TA-861). The investigation is based on a September 26, 2012 complaint filed by Speculative Product Design, LLC of Mountain View, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain protective cases for portable handheld electronic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,204,561.  See our September 27, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following companies as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Anbess Electronics Co. Ltd. of China
  • BodyGlove International, LLC of Redondo Beach, California
  • Fellowes, Inc. of Itasca, Illinois
  • ROCON Digital Technology Corp. of China
  • SW-Box.com a/k/a Cellphonezone Limited of Hong Kong
  • Trait Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. d/b/a Trait-Tech of China
  • Hongkong Wexun Ltd. of China
  • Wexun Tech (HongKong) Co., Ltd. of China
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-862) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
07
On January 3, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Tablet Computers, Media Players and Televisions, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-862). The investigation is based on a November 30, 2012 complaint and letters supplementing the complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices, including wireless communication devices, tablet computers, media players and televisions, and components thereof that directly or indirectly infringe one or more claims of the following U.S. patents:  6,029,052; 6,058,359; 6,278,888; 6,301,556; 6,418,310; 6,445,917; 6,473,506; 6,519,223; 6,624,832; 6,772,215; and 8,169,992.  See our December 4, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, Samsung Telecommunications America LLC of Richardson, Texas, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea as the respondents 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-863) Regarding Certain Paper Shredders

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
28
On January 22, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Paper Shredders, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same and Certain Parts Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-863). The investigation is based on a December 20, 2012 complaint filed by Fellowes, Inc., of Itasca, Illinois and Fellowes Office Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. of Suzhou, China alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain paper shredders that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Design Patent Nos. D583,859 and D598,048.  See our December 21, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following companies as the respondents in this investigation:
  • New United Co. Group Ltd. of Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China;
  • Jiangsu New United Office Equipments Co. Ltd. of Yaoguan, Jiangsu Province, China;
  • Shenzhen Elite Business Office Equipment Co. Ltd. of Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China;
  • Elite Business Machines Ltd. of Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China;
  • New United Office Equipment USA, Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois;
  • Jiangsu Shinri Machinery Co. Ltd. of Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China;
  • Zhou Licheng of Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China;
  • Randall Graves of Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China; and
  • “Jessica” Wang Chongge of Xi’an City, Shaanzi Province, China
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-865) Regarding Certain Balloon Dissection Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
29
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Balloon Dissection Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-865). The investigation is based on a December 21, 2012 complaint filed by Covidien LP of Mansfield, Massachusetts alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of balloon dissection devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,312,442.  See our December 24, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following companies as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Pajunk Medizintechnik GmbH of Geisingen, Germany;
  • Pajunk Medizintechnologie GmbH of Geisingen, Germany; and
  • Pajunk Medical Systems L.P. of Norcross, Georgia
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-866) Regarding Certain Wireless Communications Equipment

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
29
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Communications Equipment and Articles Therein (Inv. No. 337-TA-866). The investigation is based on a December 21, 2012 complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., of Seoul, Republic of Korea, and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, of Richardson, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of wireless communication equipment that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,782,749; 8,165,081; 8,208,438; 8,228,827; 6,617,929; 6,767,813 and 6,865,682.  See our December 27, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following companies as the Respondents in this investigation:
  • Ericcson Inc. of Plano, Texas; and
  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Stockholm, Sweden
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-867) Regarding Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
29
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-867). The investigation is based on a December 26, 2012 complaint filed by Speculative Product Design, LLC, of Mountain View, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of cases for portable electronic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,204,561.  See our December 28, 2012 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following companies as the respondents in this investigation:
  • En Jinn Industrial Co. Ltd. of New Taipei City, Taiwan;
  • Shengda Huanqiu Shijie of Shenzhen, China;
  • Global Digital Star Industry, Ltd. of Shenzhen City, China;
  • JWIN Electronics Corp. d/b/a iLuv of Port Washington, New York;
  • Project Horizon, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida;
  • Superior Communications, Inc. d/b/a PureGear of Irwindale, California; and
  • Jie Sheng Technology of Tainan City, Taiwan
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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