Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-707) Regarding Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
23
On March 23, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors and Products Containing Same, Including Memory Modules (Inv. No. 337-TA-707). The investigation is based on a February 19, 2010 complaint and March 12, 2010 amendment to the complaint filed by Infineon Technologies AG of Germany and Infineon Technologies North America Corp. of Milpitas, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain dynamic random access memory semiconductors (“DRAMs”) and downstream goods containing the same, which allegedly infringe Infineon’s U.S. Patent Nos. 5,480,051, 5,422,309, 5,397,664, and 7,071,074.  See our February 22, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as proposed respondents:
  • Elpida Memory Inc. of Japan
  • Elpida Memory (USA) Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • Rexchip Electronics Corp. of Taiwan
  • Kingston Technology Co. Inc. of Fountain Valley, California
  • Kingston Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. of China
  • Kingston Technology Far East Co. Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Kingston Technology Far East (M) Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia
  • Payton Technology Corp. of Fountain Valley, California
  • A-Data Technology Co. Ltd. of Taiwan
  • A-Data Technology (USA) Co. Ltd. of Hacienda Heights, California
  • Apacer Technology Inc. of Taiwan
  • Apacer Memory America Inc. of Milpitas, California
  • Buffalo Inc. of Japan
  • Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. of Austin, Texas
  • Corsair Memory of Fremont, California
  • Corsair Memory (Taiwan) of Taiwan
  • Mushkin Inc. of Englewood, Colorado
  • Mushkin APAC of Malaysia
  • Transcend Information Inc. of Taiwan
  • Transcend USA of Orange, California
Further, Juan S. Cockburn 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 Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-708) Regarding Certain Stringed Musical Instruments

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
29
On March 29, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Stringed Musical Instruments and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-708). The investigation is based on a February 26, 2010 complaint and March 18, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Geoffrey McCabe, of Hollywood, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain stringed musical instruments and components thereof, which allegedly infringe Mr. McCabe’s U.S. Patent Nos. 5,965,831, 7,470,841, 6,175,066, 6,891,094, and 5,986,191.  See our March 3, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Floyd Rose Guitars of Redmond, Washington
  • Floyd Rose Marketing, Inc. of Neptune, New Jersey
  • Davitt & Hanser Music Co., d/b/a HHI of Hebron, Kentucky
  • Ping Well Industrial Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Ibanez, Inc. (Hoshino) US of Bensalem, Pennsylvania
  • Ibanez, Inc. (Hoshino) Japan of Japan
Further, Jeffrey T. Hsu 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-709) Regarding Certain Integrated Circuits

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
30
On March 29, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Circuits, Chipsets, and Products Containing Same Including Televisions, Media Players, and Cameras (Inv. No. 337-TA-709). The investigation is based on a March 1, 2010 complaint and March 18, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. of Austin, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated circuits, chipsets, and products including same that allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,467,455, 5,715,014, and 7,199,306.  See our March 2, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Panasonic Corporation of Japan
  • Panasonic Semiconductor Discrete Devices Co. Ltd. of Japan
  • Panasonic Corporation of North America of Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Funai Corporation, Inc. of Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Funai Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • JVC Kenwood Holding, Inc. of Japan
  • Victor Company of Japan, Limited of Japan
  • JVC Americas Corp. of Wayne, New Jersey
  • Best Buy Co., Inc. of Richfield, Minnesota
  • B & H Foto & Electronics Corp. of New York, New York
  • Huppin's Hi-Fi Photo & Video, Inc. of Spokane, Washington
  • Buy.com Inc. of Aliso Viejo, California
  • Liberty Media Corporation of Englewood, California
  • QVC, Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Crutchfield Corporation of Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Computer Nerds International, Inc. of Miami, Florida
Further, Benjamin Levi 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-710) Regarding Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
01
On March 31, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-710). The investigation is based on a March 2, 2010 complaint filed by Apple Inc. (formerly known as Apple Computer, Inc.) of Cupertino, California and NeXT Software, Inc. (formerly known as NeXT Computer, Inc.) of Cupertino, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain personal data and mobile communications devices and related software that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,481,721, 5,519,867, 5,566,337, 5,929,852, 5,946,647, 5,969,705, 6,275,983, 6,343,263, 5,915,131, and RE 39,486.  See our March 4, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified 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. Further, Daniel L. Girwood 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-711) Regarding Certain Inkjet Ink Cartridges With Printheads

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
01
On March 31, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Inkjet Ink Cartridges With Printheads and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-711). The investigation is based on a March 5, 2010 complaint and March 26. 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain inkjet ink cartridges with printheads and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,234,598, 6,309,053, 6,398,347, 6,412,917, 6,481,817, and 6,402,279.  See our March 8, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified MicroJet Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, Mipo Technology Limited of Hong Kong, Mipo Science & Technology Co., Ltd. of China, Mextec d/b/a Mipo America Ltd. of Miami, Florida, SinoTime Technologies, Inc. d/b/a All Colors of Miami, Florida, and PTC Holding Limited of Hong Kong as the respondents in this 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.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-712) Regarding Certain Digital Set-Top Boxes

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
20
On April 15, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Set-Top Boxes and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-712). The investigation is based on a March 16, 2010 complaint and an April 6, 2010 amended complaint filed by Verizon Communications Inc. of New York, New York and Verizon Services Corp. of Arlington, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital set-top boxes and components thereof that allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,666,293, 5,635,979, 6,381,748, 6,367,078, and 7,561,214.  See our March 17, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Cablevision Systems Corp. of Bethpage, New York as the respondent in this investigation. Further, Kecia 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 indicating that ALJ E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-713) Regarding Certain Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
20
On April 15, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Display Devices, Including Digital Televisions and Monitors (Inv. No. 337-TA-713). The investigation is based on a March 18, 2010 complaint and an April 14, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Sony Corporation of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain display devices, including digital televisions and monitors that allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,434,626, 5,751,373, 6,111,614, 5,583,577, 5,684,542, 5,731,847, 6,661,472, 6,816,131, RE38,055, and RE40,468.  See our March 22, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • TPV Technology Limited of Hong Kong
  • Top Victory Electronics (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • TPV International (USA), Inc. of Austin, Texas
  • Envision Peripherals, Inc. of Fremont, California
  • Top Victory Investments Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • TPV Electronics (Fujian) Co., Ltd. of China
  • TPV Display Technology (Wuhan) Co., Ltd. of China
  • TPV Display Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. of China
  • Chimei Innolux Corporation of Taiwan
  • Innolux Corporation of Austin, Texas
  • ViewSonic Corporation of Walnut, California
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 indicating that ALJ Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-714) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices With Multi-Touch Enabled Touchpads And Touchscreens

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
26
On April 26, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices with Multi-Touch Enabled Touchpads and Touchscreens (Inv. No. 337-TA-714). The investigation is based on a March 29, 2010 complaint and an April 16, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Elan Microelectronics Corporation of Taiwan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices with multi-touch enabled touchpads or touchscreens that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,825,352.  See our March 31, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple Inc of Cupertino, California as the respondent in this investigation. Further, Aarti Shah 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-715) Regarding Certain Game Controllers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
30
On April 29, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Game Controllers (Inv. No. 337-TA-715). The investigation is based on an April 1, 2010 complaint and an April 15, 2010 supplement to the complaint filed by Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain game controllers that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. D521,015, D522,011, D547,763, D581,422, D563,480, and D565,668.  See our April 2, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Datel Design and Development Inc. of Clearwater, Florida and Datel Design and Development Ltd. of the United Kingdom as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Lisa A. Murray 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-716) Regarding Certain Large Scale Integrated Circuit Semiconductor Chips

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
30
On April 29, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Large Scale Integrated Circuit Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-716). The investigation is based on an April 1, 2010 complaint filed by Panasonic Corporation, Ltd. of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain large scale integrated circuit semiconductor chips and products containing same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,933,364 and U.S. Patent No. 6,834,336.  See our April 2, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. of Austin, Texas
  • Freescale Semiconductor Japan Ltd. of Japan
  • Freescale Semiconductor Xiqing Integrated Semiconductor Manufacturing Site of China
  • Freescale Semiconductor Innovation Center of China
  • Freescale Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn. of Malaysia
  • Freescale Semiconductor Pte. Ltd. of Singapore
  • Freescale Semiconductor Taiwan Ltd. of Taiwan
  • Mouser Electronics, Inc. of Mansfield, Texas
  • Premier Farnell Corporation d/b/a Newark of Independence, Ohio
  • Motorola Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois
Further, Stephen R. Smith 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-717) Regarding Certain Digital Imaging Devices And Related Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
14
On May 13, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press releaseannouncing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Imaging Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-717). The investigation is based on an April 15, 2010 complaint filed by Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital imaging devices and related software that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,031,964 and RE 38,911.  See our April 16, 2010 postfor more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, New York as the respondent 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-718) Regarding Certain Electronic Paper Towel Dispensing Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
17
On May 17, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Paper Towel Dispensing Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-718). The investigation is based on an April 19, 2010 complaint and May 10, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP of Atlanta, Georgia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic paper towel dispensing devices and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,871,815, 7,017,856, 7,182,289, and 7,387,274.  See our April 22, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • Kruger Products LP of Canada
  • KTG USA LP of Memphis, Tennessee
  • Stefco Industries, Inc. of Haines City, Florida
  • Cellynne Corporation of Haines City, Florida
  • Draco Hygienic Products Inc. of Ontario, California
  • NetPak Electronic Plastic and Cosmetic, Inc. d/b/a Open for Business of Chicago, Illinois
  • Netpak Elektronik Plastik Ve Kozmetik Sanayi Ve Ticaret Ltd. of Turkey
  • Paradigm Marketing Consortium, Inc. of Syosset, New York
  • United Sourcing Network Corp. of Syosset, New York
  • New Choice (H.K.) Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Vida International Inc. of Taiwan 
Further, Lisa A. Murray 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-719) Regarding Certain Lighting Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
28
On May 26, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press releaseannouncing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Lighting Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-719).

The investigation is based on a May 3, 2010 complaint and a May 24, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Blumberg Industries, Inc. d/b/a Fine Art Lamps of Miami Lakes, Florida, alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of decorative lighting fixtures that allegedly infringe U.S. Patent No. D570,038, U.S. Copyright Registration Nos. VA 1-399-618 and VA 1-415-353, and U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 3,703,710, 3,703,711, 3,700,479, and 3,700,480.  See our May 6, 2010 postfor more details.

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-720) Regarding Certain Biometric Scanning Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
14
On June 11, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Biometric Scanning Devices, Components Thereof, Associated Software, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-720). The investigation is based on a May 11, 2010 complaint and a May 26, 2010 amended complaint filed by Cross Match Technologies, Inc. of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain biometric scanning devices, components thereof, associated software, and products containing the same which allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,900,993, 6,483,932, 7,203,344, and 7,277,562.  See our May 12, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Suprema, Inc. of South Korea and Mentalix, Inc. of Plano, Texas as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Thomas S. Fusco of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified in 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-721) Regarding Certain Portable Electronic Devices and Related Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
15
On June 11, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Portable Electronic Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-721). The investigation is based on a May 12, 2010 complaint and June 3, 2010 supplemental letter filed by HTC Corp. of Taiwan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain portable electronic devices and related software by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,999,800, 5,541,988, 6,058,183, 6,320,957, and 7,716,505.  See our May 14, 2010 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. Further, Thomas S. Fusco of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified in 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-722) Regarding Certain Automotive Vehicles

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
15
On June 11, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Automotive Vehicles and Designs Therefore (Inv. No. 337-TA-722). The investigation is based on a May 14, 2010 complaint and a June 4, 2010 amended complaint filed by Chrysler Group LLC of Auburn Hills, Michigan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain automotive vehicles and designs therefore by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. D513,395.  See our May 18, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Xingyue Group Co., Ltd. of China, Shanghai Xingyue Power Machinery Co., Ltd. of China, Zhejiang Xingyue Vehicle Co. Ltd. of China, Shanghai Tandem Industrial Co., Ltd. of China, Shanghai Xingyue USA, Inc. of City of Industry, California, Boat N RV Supercenter of Rockwood, Tennessee, and Vehicles Online, Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Anne Goalwin of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified in 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 Carl C. Charneski will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-723) Regarding Certain Inkjet Ink Cartridges With Printheads

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
22
On June 21, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Inkjet Ink Cartridges With Printheads and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-723). The investigation is based on a May 25, 2010 complaint and a June 16, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California and Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. of Houston, Texas, alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of inkjet ink cartridges with printheads that allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,234,598, 6,309,053, 6,398,347, 6,412,917, 6,481,817, and 6,402,279.  See our May 27, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified MicroJet Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, Asia Pacific Microsystems, Inc. of Taiwan, Mipo Technology Limited of Hong Kong, PTC Holdings Limited of Hong Kong, Mipo Science & Technology Co., Ltd. of China, Mextec d/b/a/ Mipo America, Ltd. of Miami, Florida, and SinoTime Technologies, Inc. d/b/a/ All Colors of Miami, Florida as the Respondents in this investigation. Further, Rett Snotherly of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified in 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-724) Regarding Certain Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
28
On June 25, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems, Components Thereof, and Associated Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-724). The investigation is based on a May 28, 2010 complaint and a June 22, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by S3 Graphics, Inc. of Fremont, California and S3 Graphics Co., Ltd. of the Cayman Islands alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices with image processing systems, components thereof, and associated software that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,043,087, 6,775,417, 6,683,978, and 6,658,146.  See our June 2, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California as the respondent in this investigation. Further, Kecia J. Reynolds of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified in 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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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-725) Regarding Certain Caskets

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
07
On July 2, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Caskets (Inv. No. 337-TA-725). The investigation is based on a June 8, 2010 complaint filed by Batesville Services, Inc. of Batesville, Indiana alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain caskets that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,611,124, 5,727,291, 6,836,936, 6,976,294, and 7,340,810.  See our June 10, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Ataudes Aguilares, S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico as the respondent in this investigation. Further, Kevin G. Baer of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified in 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 Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-726) Regarding Certain Electronic Imaging Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
09
On July 8, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Imaging Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-726). The investigation is based on a May 13, 2010 complaint and June 16, 2010 amended 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 U.S. Patent Nos. 6,134,606, 6,163,816, and 6,262,769.  See our May 17, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
  • Nokia Corp. of Finland
  • Nokia, Inc. of Irving, Texas
  • Research In Motion Ltd. of Canada
  • Research In Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas
  • HTC Corp. 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
Further, Anne M. Goalwin of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified in 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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