Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1203) In Certain Rolled-Edge Rigid Plastic Food Trays

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
26
On June 19, 2020, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Rolled-Edge Rigid Plastic Food Trays (Inv. No. 337-TA-1203).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 18, 2020 complaint filed by Clearly Clean Products, LLC of South Windsor, Connecticut and Converter Manufacturing, LLC of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain rolled-edge rigid plastic food trays that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,908,281 and 10,562,680.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1245) of Certain Electronic Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
03
On February 2, 2021, the ITC issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation in Certain Electronic Devices With Wireless Connectivity, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1245).  This investigation is based on a January 4, 2021 complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden, and Ericsson AB of Sweden (collectively, “Ericsson”).  According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission identified Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. of Korea; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey; Samsung Electronics Thai Nguyen Co. Ltd. of Vietnam; Samsung Electronics Vietnam Co., Ltd. of Vietnam; and Samsung Electronics HCMC CE Complex, Co., Ltd. of Vietnam as Respondents.  The Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party to this investigation.  Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that ALJ David P. Shaw will preside in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1242) of Certain IP Camera Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
04
On January 25, 2021, the ITC issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation in Certain IP Camera Systems Including Video Doorbells and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1242). This investigation is based on a December 18, 2020 complaint filed by SkyBell Technologies, Inc., SB IP Holdings, LLC, and Eyetalk365, LLC (collectively, “Complainants”). According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission identified Vivant Smart Home, Inc. of Provo, Utah; SimpliSafe, Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts; and Arlo Technologies, Inc. of San Jose, California as Respondents in this matter. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in the investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that ALJ Dee Lord will preside in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1243) of Certain Active Matrix OLED Display Devices

By John Presper
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Feb
04
On January 27, 2021, the ITC issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation in Certain Active Matrix OLED Display Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1243). This investigation is based on a December 28, 2020 complaint filed by Solas OLED Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland (“Solas”). According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission identified BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd. of Beijing, China; Beijing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd. of Beijing, China; BOE Technology America Inc. of Santa Clara, California (collectively, “BOE”); Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey; and Samsung Display Co., Ltd. of Gyeonggi-Di, South Korea (collectively, “Samsung”) as Respondents in this matter. Notably, proposed respondents LG Electronics Inc., LG Electronics USA, Inc., LG Display America Inc., and LG Display Co. Ltd. are not identified by the Commission as Respondents despite being named by Solas in the complaint. The Notice of Investigation does not indicate that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will participate as a party in the investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that ALJ Cameron R. Elliot will preside in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1244) of Certain Batteries

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
08
On February 1, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Batteries and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1244). This investigation is based on a December 30, 2020 complaint (Part A, Part B, Part C) filed by One World Technologies, Inc., of Anderson, South Carolina (“One World”) and Techtronic Power Tools Technology Ltd. of the British Virgin Islands (“Techtronic”) (collectively, “Complainants”). According to the notice, the Commission has identified the following parties as Respondents in this investigation: Darui Development Limited of China; Dongguan Xinjitong Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., of China; Shenzhen Laipaili Electronics Co., Ltd., of China; Shenzhen Liancheng Weiye Industrial Co., Ltd., of China; Shenzhen MingYang Creation Electronic Co., Ltd., of China; Shenzhen Ollop Technology Co. Ltd., of China; Shenzhen Rich Hao Yuan Energy Technology Co., Ltd., of China; Shenzhen Runsensheng Trading Co., Ltd., of China; Shenzhen Saen Trading Co., Ltd., of China; Shenzhen Shengruixiang E-Commerce Co., Ltd., of China; Shenzhen Tuo Yu Technology Co., Ltd., of China; Shenzhen Uni-Sun Electronics Co., Ltd., of China; and Shenzhen Vmartego Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd., of China. (collectively, “Respondents”). The Office of Unfair Import Investigations will participate as a party in the investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that ALJ MaryJoan McNamara will preside in the investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1247) of Certain Wireless Communications Equipment

By John Presper
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Feb
09
On February 8, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Wireless Communications Equipment and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1247).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 5, 2021 complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey alleging that Respondents Ericsson AB of Sweden, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden, and Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain wireless communications equipment and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,521,616; 10,797,405; 9,041,074; and 9,736,772.  See our February 3, 2021 post for more details regarding the complaint.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1246) in Certain Integrated Circuits

By John Presper
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Feb
11
On February 8, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1246). This investigation is based on a December 18, 2020 complaint filed by Tela Innovations, Inc. of Los Gatos, California (“Tela”) alleging a violation of section 337 by Respondents Acer, Inc. of Taiwan; Acer America Corporation of San Jose, California; ASUSTek Computer Inc. of Taiwan; ASUS Computer International of Fremont, California; Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, California (“Intel”); Lenovo Group Ltd. of China; Lenovo (United States) Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina; Micro-Star International Col., Ltd. of Taiwan; and MSI Computer Corp. of City of Industry, California (collectively, “Respondents”) in the importation and/or sale of certain integrated circuits and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,186,523 (“the ’523 patent”). According to the Notice of Investigation, the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will participate as a party in the investigation. In addition, the ALJ will hold an early evidentiary hearing and issue an initial determination within 100 days regarding whether Tela’s allegations are barred by claim preclusion, issue preclusion, or the Kessler doctrine. Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that ALJ Cameron R. Elliot will preside in the investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1241) in Certain Electrical Connectors and Cages

By John Presper
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Feb
19
On January 21, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Electrical Connectors and Cages, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1241).
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1239) in Certain Gabapentin Immunoassay Kits and Test Strips

By John Presper
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Feb
19
On January 19, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Gabapentin Immunoassay Kits and Test Strips, Components Thereof, and Methods Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1239).
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1240) in Certain UMTS and LTE Cellular Communication Modules

By John Presper
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Feb
19
On January 19, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain UMTS and LTE Cellular Communication Modules and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1240).
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ITC Institutes Investigations (337-TA-1249, -1250, -1251) in Certain Cellular Signal Boosters

By John Presper
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Feb
22
On February 22, 2021, the ITC issued notices of investigation in Certain Cellular Signal Boosters, Repeaters, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, and Components Thereof (I) (Inv. No. 337-TA-1249); Certain Cellular Signal Boosters, Repeaters, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, and Components Thereof (II) (Inv. No. 337-TA-1250); and Certain Cellular Signal Boosters, Repeaters, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, and Components Thereof (III) (Inv. No. 337-TA-1251). See Notice I in 337-TA-1249, Notice II in 337-TA-1250, and Notice III in 337-TA-1251.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1248) in Certain Cellular Communications Infrastructure Systems

By John Presper
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Feb
24
On February 16, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Cellular Communications Infrastructure Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. 337-TA-1248).
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1252) in Certain Robotic Floor Cleaning Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
28
On February 26, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Robotic Floor Cleaning Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1252).
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1253) in Certain LTE-Compliant Cellular Communication Devices

By John Presper
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Mar
04
On March 2, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain LTE-Compliant Cellular Communication Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1253).
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1255) in Certain Apparatus and Methods of Opening Containers

By John Presper
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Mar
16
On March 15, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Apparatus and Methods of Operating Containers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1255).
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1256) Regarding Certain Portable Battery Jump Starters

By John Presper
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Mar
25
On March 17, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Portable Battery Jump Starters and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1256).
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1257) in Certain Organic Light-Emitting Diode Displays

By John Presper
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Mar
25
On March 22, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Organic Light-Emitting Diode Displays, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1257).
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1258) in Certain Smart Thermostat Systems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
01
On March 30, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain Smart Thermostat Systems, Smart HVAC Systems, Smart HVAC Control Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1258).
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ITC Institutes Investigations (337-TA-1259 and -1260) in Certain Toner Supply Containers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
08
On April 8, 2021, the ITC issued Notices of Investigation in Certain Toner Supply Containers and Components Thereof (I) (Inv. No. 337-TA-1259) and Certain Toner Supply Containers and Components Thereof (II) (Inv. No. 337-TA-1260).
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1261) in Certain LED Landscape Lighting Devices

By John Presper
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Apr
14
On April 8, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain LED Landscape Lighting Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1261).
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