Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-687) Regarding Certain Video Displays

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
14
On September 11, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Video Displays, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-687). The investigation is based on a August 12, 2009 complaint and August 27, 2009 amended complaint filed by LG Electronics, Inc. of Seoul, South Korea.  The complaint and amended complaint allege violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain video displays, components thereof, and products containing same which allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,790,096, 5,537,612, 5,549,522, and 7,154,564.  See our August 13 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
  • Funai Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Funai Corp., Inc. of Rutherford, New Jersey
  • P&F USA, Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Vizio, Inc. of Irvine, California
Additionally, Jeffrey T. Hsu of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-688) Regarding Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
06
On October 6, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-688). According to the Notice of Investigation, the investigation is based on a September 2, 2009 complaint and September 24, 2009 letter amending the complaint filed by Paice LLC of Bonita Springs, Florida.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S., the sale for importation, and the sale within the U.S. after importation of certain hybrid electric vehicles and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,343,970.  See our September 8 post for more details. Further, the Commission has identified the following  as respondents in this investigation:
  • Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan
  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc. of New York, New York
  • Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. of Torrance, California
Additionally, Erin Joffre of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-689) Regarding Certain Dual Access Locks

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
19
On October 15, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Dual Access Locks and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-689). According to the Notice of Investigation, the investigation is based on a September 15, 2009 complaint and October 5, 2009 amended complaint filed by Safe Skies, LLC of Brooklyn, New York and David Tropp of Brooklyn, New York (collectively, “Safe Skies”).  The amended complaint alleges violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S., the sale for importation, and the sale within the U.S. after importation of certain dual access locks and products containing same, which allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,021,537 and 7,036,728. Further, according to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
  • C&C Luggage Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of China
  • Formosa Tai Rank Industrial Corp. of Taiwan
  • Hangzhou Gema Suitcases & Bags Co. Ltd of China
  • La Pearl Luggage and Leather Goods Co., Ltd. of China
  • Hinomoto Jomae, Ltd. of Japan
  • Sinox Company, Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Yi Feng Manufacturing, Co., Ltd. of China
  • Jin Tay Industries Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • FULLYEAR-Brother Enterprise, Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Zhuhai SkyGood Tech. Industrial Corp., Ltd. of China
  • Ningbo Xianfeng Art & Craft Co., Ltd. of China
  • Paloma Enterprises Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Tekraft Industrial Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Hangzhou Travelsky Co., Ltd. of China
  • The Sun Lock Company Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Alloy Metal Manufactory, Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Cometform, Ltd. of England
  • Design Go Ltd. of England
  • Franzen International of Germany
  • M-Power Lock Manufactory of Hong Kong
Additionally, Rett Snotherly of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-690) Regarding Certain Printing And Imaging Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
21
On October 20, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Printing and Imaging Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-690). According to the Notice of Investigation, the investigation is based on a September 18, 2009 complaint and October 9, 2009 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Ricoh Company, Ltd. of Japan, Ricoh Americas Corporation of West Caldwell, New Jersey, and Ricoh Electronics, Inc. of Tustin, California.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S., the sale for importation, and the sale within the U.S. after importation of certain printing and imaging devices, including multifunction printers, and components thereof, including at least image drums and fuser units, which allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,764,866; 6,388,771; 6,209,048; 6,212,343; and 5,863,690.  See our September 21 post for more details. Further, according to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following  as respondents in this investigation:
  • Oki Data Corporation of Japan
  • Oki Data Americas, Inc. of Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Additionally, Christopher G. Paulraj of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation. Finally, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-691) Regarding Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
23
On October 23, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-691). According to the Notice of Investigation, the investigation is based on a September 23, 2009 complaint and October 7, 2009 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Hewlett-Packard Co. (“HP”) of Palo Alto, California.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S., the sale for importation, and the sale within the U.S. after importation of certain inkjet ink supplies and components thereof, which allegedly infringe HP’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,959,985; 7,104,630; 6,089,687; and 6,264,301.  See our September 24 post for more details. Further, according to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following  as respondents in this investigation:
  • Zhuhai Gree Magneto-Electric Co., Ltd. of China
  • InkPlusToner.com of Canoga Park, California
  • Mipo International Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Mextec Group Inc. d/b/a Mipo America Ltd. of Miami, Florida
  • Shanghai Angel Printer Supplies Co. Ltd. of China
  • SmartOne Services LLC d/b/a InkForSale.net of Hayward, California
  • Shenzhen Print Media Co., Ltd. of China
  • Comptree Ink d/b/a Meritline, ABCInk, EZ of City of Industry, California
  • Zhuhai National Resources & Jingjie Imaging Products Co., Ltd. of China
  • Tatrix International of China
  • Ourway Image Co., Ltd. of China
Additionally, Benjamin Levi of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-692) Regarding Certain Ceramic Capacitors

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
29
On October 29, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Ceramic Capacitors and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-692). According to the Notice of Investigation, the investigation is based on an October 1, 2009 complaint and October 28, 2009 supplement to the complaint filed by Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd of Japan and Murata Electronics North America, Inc. of Smyrna, Georgia.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S., the sale for importation, and the sale within the U.S. after importation of certain ceramic capacitors and products containing same which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,266,229; 6,014,309; 6,377,439; and 6,243,254.  See our October 2 post for more details. Further, according to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. of South Korea and Samsung Electro-Mechanics America, Inc. of Irvine, California as Respondents in this investigation. Additionally, Aarti Shah of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-693) Regarding Certain Foldable Stools

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
04
On December 4, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Foldable Stools (Inv. No. 337-TA-693). The investigation is based on a November 6, 2009 complaint filed by B&R Plastics, Inc. of Denver, Colorado.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain foldable stools that infringe the design claimed in U.S. Patent No. D460,566.  See our November 10 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
  • Ningbo ZhongTian Co., Ltd. of China
  • Ningbo Ningfeng Import and Export Co., Ltd of China
  • Kikkerland Design, Inc. of New York, New York
  • abc Distributing Inc. of Bannockburn, Illinois
  • Always Something Brilliant of Denver, Colorado
  • Amazon.com, Inc. of Seattle, Washington
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. of Union, New Jersey
  • Buy.com Inc. of Aliso Viejo, California
  • Crate & Barrel, Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois
  • Home Depot Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Afternoon of Omaha, Nebraska
  • The Container Store, Inc. of Coppell, Texas
  • QVC, Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania
Additionally, T. Spence Chubb of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-694) Regarding Certain Multimedia Display and Navigation Devices And Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
14
On December 10, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Multimedia Display and Navigation Devices And Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-694). The investigation is based on a November 13, 2009 complaint and December 4, 2009 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Pioneer Corporation of Japan and Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. of Long Beach, California.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain multimedia display and navigation devices and systems, components thereof, and products containing the same which allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,365,448, 6,122,592, and 5,424,951.  See our November 17 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
  • Garmin International, Inc. of Olathe, Kansas
  • Garmin Corporation of Taiwan 
  • Honeywell International Inc. of Morristown, New Jersey
Additionally, Christopher G. Paulraj of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice assigning ALJ Carl C. Charneski as the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-695) Regarding Certain Silicon Microphone Packages

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
18
On December 17, 2009, 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 the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-695). The investigation is based on a November 12, 2009 complaint and motion for temporary relief as well as a December 1, 2009 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Knowles Electronics LLC of Itasca, Illinois (“Knowles”).  Knowles’ complaint and motion for temporary relief allege violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain silicon microphone packages and products containing the same which allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,781,231 and 7,242,089.  See our November 13 and 17 posts for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Analog Devices Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts (“ADI”) as the respondent in this investigation.  In addition, regarding Knowles’ motion for temporary relief, the Notice of Investigation provides that the Commission has provisionally accepted and referred such motion to the presiding ALJ for investigation. Further, Mareesa A. Frederick of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice assigning ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. as the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-696) Regarding Certain Restraining Systems For Transport Containers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
24
On December 24, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Restraining Systems For Transport Containers, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-696). The investigation is based on a November 24, 2009 complaint and December 9 and 11, 2009 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Matthew Bullock of Mclean, Virginia and Walnut Industries, Inc. of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (collectively, “Walnut”) alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain restraining systems for transport containers and components thereof that infringe certain patents and registered copyrights asserted by Walnut, and by reason of false advertising and misrepresentation.  See our November 27 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Qingdao Auront Industry & Trade Co., Ltd of China as the respondent in this investigation. Further, Kecia J. Reynolds of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice assigning ALJ E. James Gildea as the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-697) Regarding Certain Authentication Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
30
On December 29, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission instituted an investigation of Certain Authentication Systems, Including Software and Handheld Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-697). The investigation is based on a December 2, 2009 complaint and December 18, 2009 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Prism Technologies LLC of Omaha, Nebraska alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain authentication systems, including software and handheld electronic devices which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,290,288.  See our December 4 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Research In Motion, Ltd. of Canada and Research In Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Vu Q. Bui of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-698) Regarding Certain DC-DC Controllers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
30
On December 29, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission instituted an investigation of Certain DC-DC Controllers and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-698). The investigation is based on a December 2, 2009 complaint and December 3 and 23, 2009 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Richtek Technology Corp. of Taiwan and Richtek USA, Inc. of San Jose, California (collectively, “Richtek”) alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain DC-DC controllers and products containing such controllers which allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,315,190, 6,414,470, and 7,132,717, and by reason of misappropriation of trade secret information relating to Richtek’s DC-DC controllers.  See our December 4 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
  • uPI Semiconductor Corp. of Taiwan
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • Sapphire Technology Limited of Hong Kong
  • Best Data Products Inc. of Chatsworth, California
  • XFX Technology, Inc. of Ontario, California
Further, Heidi E. Strain of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-699) Regarding Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
30
On December 30, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices and Products Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-699). The investigation is based on a December 1, 2009 complaint and December 16, 2009 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and/or the sale within the United States after importation of certain liquid crystal display (“LCD”) devices and products containing the same which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,844,533, 6,888,585, and 7,436,479.  See our December 3 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Sharp Corporation of Japan, Sharp Electronics Corporation of Mahwah, New Jersey, and Sharp Electronics Manufacturing Company of America, Inc. of San Diego, California as respondents in this investigation. Additionally, Daniel L. Girdwood of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-700) Regarding Certain MEMS Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
04
On December 31, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain MEMS Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-700).

The investigation is based on a December 1, 2009 complaint, a December 9, 2009 supplement to the complaint, and a December 22, 2009 amendment to the complaint filed by Analog Devices, Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain MEMS devices and products containing the same which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,220,614 and 7,364,942.  See our December 3, 2009 post for more details.

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-701) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players, And Computers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
25
On January 25, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players, And Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-701). The investigation is based on a December 29, 2009 complaint filed by Nokia Corporation of Finland and Nokia Inc. of White Plains, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices, including mobile phones, portable music players, and computers which allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,714,091, 6,834,181, 6,895,256, 6,518,957, 6,073,036, 6,262,735, and 6,924,789.  See our December 29, 2009 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, California as the respondent in this investigation. Further, Rett Snotherly of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-702) Regarding Certain Liquid Crystal Display Modules

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
03
On February 3, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a Notice of Investigation regarding institution of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Modules and Products Containing the Same, and Methods for Making the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-702). The investigation is based on a January 8, 2010 complaint filed by Sharp Corporation of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain liquid crystal display (“LCD”) modules and products containing the same, and methods for making the same which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,379,140, 6,141,075, 7,283,192, 5,670,994, and 7,408,588.  See our January 11, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, and Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. of San Jose, California as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Anne Goalwin of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-703) Regarding Certain Mobile Telephones And Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
18
On February 17, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Telephones And Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, and Components Thereof  (Inv. No. 337-TA-703). The investigation is based on a January 14, 2010 complaint and February 4, 2010 letter 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 mobile telephones and wireless communication devices featuring digital cameras, and components thereof which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218.  See our January 15, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Research in Motion, Ltd. of Canada, Research In Motion Corporation of Irving, Texas, and Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Vu Q. Bui of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-704) Regarding Certain Mobile Communications And Computer Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
22
On February 19, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Communications And Computer Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-704). The investigation is based on a January 15, 2010 complaint filed by Apple Inc. (formerly known as Apple Computer, Inc.) of Cupertino, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile communication devices and computer devices and components thereof which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,379,431, 5,455,599, 5,519,867, 5,915,131, 5,920,726, 5,969,705, 6,343,263, 6,424,354, and RE 39,486.  See our January 19, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Nokia Corporation of Finland and Nokia Inc. of White Plains, New York as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Daniel R. Girdwood of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that ALJ Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-705) Regarding Certain Notebook Computer Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
22
On February 19, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Notebook Computer Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-705). The investigation is based on a January 19, 2010 complaint filed by Toshiba Corporation of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain notebook computer products and components thereof which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,156,693 and 5,430,867.  See our January 20, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Wistron Corporation of Taiwan, Wistron InfoComm (Texas) Corporation of Grapevine, Texas, and Wistron InfoComm Technology (America) Corporation of Flower Mound, Texas as the respondents in this investigation. Further, David O. Lloyd of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-706) Regarding Certain Wireless Communication System Server Software, Wireless Handheld Devices And Battery Packs

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
22
On February 19, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Communication System Server Software, Wireless Handheld Devices And Battery Packs (Inv. No. 337-TA-706). The investigation is based on a January 22, 2010 complaint filed by  Motorola, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless communication system server software, wireless handheld devices and battery packs which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,319,712, 5,359,317, 5,569,550, 6,232,970, and 6,272,333.  See our January 25, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Research in Motion, Ltd. of Canada, and Research In Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Bryan F. Moore of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that ALJ E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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