Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-727) Regarding Certain Underground Cable And Pipe Locators

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
13
On July 13, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Underground Cable and Pipe Locators (Inv. No. 337-TA-727).  The investigation is based on a June 10, 2010 complaint and a June 29, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Radiodetection, Ltd. of the United Kingdom alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain underground cable and pipe locators that infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,268,731.  See our June 14, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Vivax-Metrotech Corp. of Santa Clara, California, SebaKMT of Germany, and Leidi Utility Supply Ltd. of China as the respondents in this investigation. Further, Christopher G. Paulraj 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-728) Regarding Certain Collaborative System Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
14
On July 13, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Collaborative System Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-728). The investigation is based on a June 15, 2010 complaint filed by eInstruction Corporation of Denton, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain collaborative system products and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,930,673 B2.  See our June 16, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Promethean Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia and Promethean Technology Shenzhen Ltd. of China as the respondents in this investigation. Additionally, 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 Carl C. Charneski will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-729) Regarding Certain Semiconductor Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
26
On July 21, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Semiconductor Products Made By Advanced Lithography Techniques And Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-729). The investigation is based on a June 23, 2010 complaint and July 15, 2010 supplement to the complaint filed by STC.UNM of Albuquerque, New Mexico alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain semiconductor products made by advanced lithography techniques and products containing the same which infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,042,998.  See our June 23, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited of Taiwan and Samsung Electronics Company Limited of South Korea as the respondents in this investigation. Additionally, 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 Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-730) Regarding Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
28
On July 26, 2010, 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-730). The investigation is based on a June 25, 2010 complaint and July 15, 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 supplies and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,959,985 and 7,104,630.  See our June 29, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
  • 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
  • Shenzhen Print Media Co., Ltd. of China
  • Zhuhai National Resources & Jingjie Imaging Products Co., Ltd. of China
  • Tatrix International of China
  • Ourway Image Co., Ltd. of China
Additionally, 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.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-731) Regarding Certain Toner Cartridges

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
28
On July 26, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-731). The investigation is based on a June 28, 2010 complaint and July 15, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Canon Inc. of Japan, Canon U.S.A., Inc. of Lake Success, New York and Canon Virginia, Inc. of Newport News, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain toner cartridges and components thereof which infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,903,803 and 6,128,454.  See our June 30, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • Ninestar Image Int’l, Ltd of China
  • Ninestar Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • Ninestar Management Co., Ltd of China
  • Zhuhai Seine Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • Seine Image Int’l Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Ninestar Image Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Ziprint Image Corp. of Walnut, California
  • Nano Pacific Corp. of South San Francisco, California
  • Ninestar Tech. Co., Ltd. of City of Industry, California
  • Town Sky, Inc. of South San Francisco, California
  • ACM Technologies, Inc. of Corona, California
  • LD Products, Inc. of Long Beach, California
  • Printer Essentials.com, Inc. of Reno, Nevada
  • XSE Group, Inc. of Middletown, Connecticut
  • Copy Technologies, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Red Powers, Inc. d/b/a LaptopTraveller.com of Alhambra, California
  • Direct Billing International, Inc. d/b/a OfficeSupplyOutfitters.com of Carlsbad, California
  • Compu-Imaging, Inc. of Doral, Florida
  • EIS Office Solutions, Inc. of Houston, Texas
  • 123 Refills, Inc. of Irwindale, California
Additionally, Benjamin Levi 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-732) Regarding Certain Devices Having Elastomeric Gel

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
02
On July 30, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Devices Having Elastomeric Gel and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-732). The investigation is based on a June 30, 2010 complaint and July 22, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Interactive Life Forms of Austin, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain devices having elastomeric gel and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,782,818 (the ‘818 patent) and 5,807,360 (the ‘360 patent).  See our July 6, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • California Exotic Novelties, Inc. of Chino, California
  • Direct Advantage Values Enterprise, Inc. of San Francisco, California
  • Nanma Manufacturing Co., Limited of Hong Kong
  • Shenzhen Shaki Industrial Co., Ltd. of China
  • Pipedream Products, Inc. of Chatsworth, California
  • Tenga Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Vast Resources, Inc. d/b/a Topco Sales of Chatsworth, California
  • Convergence Inc. of Los Angeles, California
  • E.T.C., Inc. d/b/a Eldorado Trading Company, Inc. of Broomfield, Colorado
  • Gigglesworld Corporation of Wappingers Falls, New York
  • Honey’s Place, Inc. of San Fernando, California
  • Joe Enterprises, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Liberator, Inc. of Carson City, Nevada
  • Nalpac Enterprises, Ltd. d/b/a Nalpac, Ltd. of Ferndale, Michigan
  • Satistec, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Universal Distributor of Santa Clarita, California
  • Williams Trading Co., Inc. of Pennsauken, New Jersey
  • W.T.F.N. Inc. d/b/a Holiday Products of Chatsworth, California
  • Barnaby Ltd, LLC of San Francisco, California
  • L.F.P., Inc. of Beverly Hills, California
  • LFP Internet Group, LLC of Beverly Hills, California
  • PHE, Inc. of Hillsborough, North Carolina
  • Polydigitech Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Sawhorse Enterprises, Inc. of San Bruno, California
  • TEG, L.L.C. of Plano, Texas
  • Web Merchants Inc. of Jamesburg, New Jersey
Additionally, Erin Joffre 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-733) Regarding Certain Flat Panel Digital Televisions

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
16
On August 13, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Flat Panel Digital Televisions And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-733). The investigation is based on a July 16, 2010 complaint filed by Vizio, Inc. of Irvine, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain flat panel digital televisions and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,511,096, 5,621,761, 5,703,887, 5,745,522, 5,511,082, 5,396,518, and 5,233,629.  See our July 19, 2010 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 respondents in this investigation. Additionally, Stephen Smith 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-734) Regarding Certain Adjustable-Height Beds

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
13
On September 2, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Adjustable-Height Beds and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-734). The investigation is based on an August 5, 2010 complaint filed by Invacare Corporation of Elyria, Ohio alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain adjustable height beds and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,983,495, 6,997,082, 7,302,716, and 7,441,289.  See our August 10, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Medical Depot, Inc., d/b/a Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing of Port Washington, New York and Shanghai Shunlong Physical Therapy Equipment Co., Ltd. of Shanghai, China as respondents in this investigation. Additionally, Jeffrey T. Hsu 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-735) Regarding Certain Flash Memory Chips

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
13
On September 7, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-735). The investigation is based on an August 6, 2010 complaint filed by Spansion LLC of Sunnyvale, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain flash memory chips and downstream products containing those chips which infringe certain claims in U.S. Patent Nos. 7,018,922, 6,900,124, 6,459,625, and 6,369,416.  See our August 11, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Samsung International, Inc. of San Diego, California
  • Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. of San Jose, California
  • Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC of Richardson, Texas
  • Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, California
  • Nokia Corp. of Finland
  • Nokia Inc. of Irving, Texas
  • PNY Technologies, Inc. of Parsippany, New Jersey
  • Research In Motion Ltd. of Canada
  • Research in Motion Corporation of Irving, Texas
  • Transcend Information Inc. of Taiwan
  • Transcend Information Inc. (US) of Orange, California
  • Transcend Information Inc. (Shanghai Factory) of China
Additionally, Stephen R. Smith 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-736) Regarding Certain Wind and Solar-Powered Light Posts and Street Lamps

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
23
On September 22, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Wind and Solar-Powered Light Posts and Street Lamps (Inv. No. 337-TA-736). The investigation is based on an August 6, 2010 complaint filed by Duggal Dimensions LLC, Duggal Energy Solutions, LLC, and Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc., all of New York, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wind and solar-powered light posts that infringe the ornamental design of U.S. Patent No. D610,732.  See our August 10, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • Gus Power Incorporated of Canada
  • Efston Science Inc. of Canada
  • King Luminaire, Inc. of Jefferson, Ohio
  • The StressCrete Group of Canada
Additionally, Christopher G. Paulraj 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-737) Regarding Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
23
On September 22, 2010, 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 Interoperable With The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-737). The investigation is based on an August 23, 2010 complaint and September 2 and 10 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Chimei Innolux Corporation of Taiwan, Chi Mei Optoelectronics U.S.A., Inc. of San Jose, California, and Innolux Corporation of Austin, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain liquid crystal display devices and products interoperable with the same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,134,092, 6,671,019, and 5,732,241.  See our August 26, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • Sony Corporation of Japan
  • Sony Corporation of America of New York, New York
  • Sony Electronics Corporation of San Diego, California
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC of Foster City, California
Additionally, Vu Q. Bui 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-738) Regarding Certain Components For Installation Of Marine Autopilots with GPS or IMU

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
24
On September 22, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Components For Installation Of Marine Autopilots with GPS or IMU (Inv. No. 337-TA-738). The investigation is based on an August 26, 2010 complaint and September 16 amended complaint filed by American GNC of Simi Valley, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain components for installation of marine autopilots with GPS or IMU which infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,596,976.  See our August 30, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • Furuno Electronics Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Furuno U.S.A. Inc. of Camas, Washington
  • Navico Holdings AS of Norway
  • Navico UK, Ltd. of the United Kingdom
  • Navico, Inc. of Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Flir Systems, Inc. of Wilsonville, Oregon
  • Raymarine UK Ltd. of the United Kingdom
  • Raymarine Inc. of Merrimack, New Hampshire
Additionally, 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 he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-739) Regarding Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
07
On October 5, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-739). The investigation is based on a September 3, 2010 complaint filed by Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. of Melville, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain ground fault circuit interrupters and products containing the same which infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,463,124,  7,737,809, and 7,764,151.  See our September 8, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • Fujian Hongan Electric Co, Ltd. of China
  • General Protecht Group, Inc. of China
  • Shanghai ELE Manufacturing Corporation of China
  • Zhejiang Trimone Co. Ltd. of China
  • Zhejiang Easting House Electric Co. of China
  • Menard, Inc. of Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Garvin Industries, Inc. of Franklin Park, Illinois
  • Central Purchasing, LLC of Camarillo, California
  • Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc., of Camarillo, California
  • Warehouse-Lighting.com LLC of Muskego, Wisconsin
  • SecurElectric Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri
  • G-Techt Global Corporation, of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Frontier Lighting, Inc. of Clearwater, Florida
  • The Designers Edge, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington
  • Orbit Industries, Inc. of Los Angeles, California
  • Ready Wholesale Electric and Lighting, Inc., d/b/a Ready Wholesale Electric Suppply of Reseda, California
  • Sutherland Lumber Company of Kansas City, LLC, d/b/a Sutherlands of Kansas City, Missouri
  • W.E. Aubuchon Co., Inc., d/b/a Aubuchon Hardware of Westminster, Massachusetts
  • Westside Wholesale Electric & Lighting, Inc. of Los Angeles, California
  • Deerso, Inc. of Cape Coral, Florida
  • New Aspen Devices Corp. of Brooklyn, New York
  • American Ace Supply Inc. of San Francisco, California
  • Safety Plus Products, Inc. of McFarland, Wisconsin
  • Ingram Products, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida
  • American Electric Depot Inc. of Fresh Meadows, New York
  • Contractor Lighting & Supply, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio
  • Royal Pacific Ltd. of Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Littman Bros. Energy Supplies, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Norcross Electric Supply Company of Suwanee, Georgia
Additionally, Mareesa A. Frederick 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-740) Regarding Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
07
On October 6, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-740). The investigation is based on an August 20, 2010 complaint filed by Lexmark International, Inc. of Lexington, Kentucky alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain toner cartridges and components thereof which infringe certain claims in U.S. Patent Nos. 5,337,032, 5,634,169, 5,758,233, 5,768,661, 5,802,432, 5,875,378, 6,009,291, 6,078,771, 6,397,015, 6,459,876, 6,816,692, 6,871,031, 7,139,510, 7,233,760, and 7,305,204.  See our August 25, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • Ninestar Image Co. Ltd. (a/k/a Ninestar Technology Co., Ltd.) of China
  • Ninestar Image Int’l, Ltd. of China
  • Seine Image International Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Ninestar Technology Company, Ltd. of Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Ziprint Image Corporation of Walnut, California
  • Nano Pacific Corporation of South San Francisco, California
  • IJSS Inc. (d/b/a TonerZone.com Inc. and Inkjet Superstore) of Los Angeles, California
  • Chung Pal Shin (d/b/a Ink Master) of Cerritos, California
  • Nectron International, Inc. of Sugarland, Texas
  • Quality Cartridges Inc. of Brooklyn, New York
  • Direct Billing International Incorporated (d/b/a Office Supply Outfitter and The Ribbon Connection) of Carlsbad, California
  • E-Toner Mart, Inc. of South El Monte, California
  • Alpha Image Tech of South El Monte, California
  • ACM Technologies, Inc. of Corona, California
  • Virtual Imaging Products Inc. of Canada
  • Acecom Inc-San Antonio (d/b/a inksell.com) of San Antonio, Texas
  • Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC (d/b/a Ink Technologies LLC) of Dayton, Ohio
  • Jahwa Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea
  • Huizhou Jahwa Electronics Co., Ltd of China
  • Copy Technologies, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Laser Toner Technology, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
  • C & R Services, Inc. of Corinth, Texas
  • Print-Rite Holdings Ltd. of Hong Kong
  • Union Technology Int’l, (M.C.O.) Co. of Macao
Additionally, 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 Carl C. Charneski will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-741) Regarding Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
13
On October 12, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices, Including Monitors, Televisions, And Modules, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-741). The investigation is based on an August 27, 2010 complaint and September 16, 2010 amended complaint filed by Thomson Licensing SAS of France and Thomson Licensing LLC of Princeton, New Jersey alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain liquid crystal display devices, including monitors, televisions, and modules, and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,121,941, 5,978,063, 5,648,674, 5,621,556, and 5,375,006.  See our August 31, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • Chimei Innolux Corporation of Taiwan
  • Innolux Corporation of Austin, Texas
  • Chi Mei Optoelectronics USA, Inc. of San Jose, California
  • MStar Semiconductor, Inc. of Taiwan
  • Qisda Corporation of Taiwan
  • Qisda American Corporation of Irvine, California
  • Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. of China
  • BenQ Corporation of Taiwan
  • BenQ America Corp. of Irvine, California
  • BenQ Latin America of Miami, Florida
  • Realtek Semiconductor Corporation of Taiwan
Additionally, Daniel L. Girdwood 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-742) Regarding Certain Digital Televisions

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
14
On October 12, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-742). The investigation is based on a September 15, 2010 complaint filed by LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital televisions and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. RE37,070, 6,785,906, and 6,598,233.  See our September 16, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Vizio, Inc. of Irvine, California, AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, and AmTRAN Logistic, Inc. of Irvine, California as respondents in this investigation. Additionally, Kecia R. 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-743) Regarding Certain Video Game Systems And Controllers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
03
On November 2, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Video Game Systems And Controllers (Inv. No. 337-TA-743). The investigation is based on an October 1, 2010 complaint and October 18 and 22, 2010 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Motiva, LLC of Dublin, Ohio alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain video game systems and controllers that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,292,151 and 7,492,268.  See our October 4, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Japan and Nintendo of America, Inc. of Redmond, Washington as respondents in this investigation. Additionally, David O. Lloyd 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-744) Regarding Certain Mobile Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
03
On November 2, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-744). The investigation is based on an October 1, 2010 complaint and October 12, 2010 amended complaint filed by Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile devices, associated software, and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,579,517, 5,758,352, 6,621,746, 6,826,762, 6,909,910, 7,644,376, 5,664,133, 6,578,054, and 6,370,566.  See our October 5, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Motorola, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois and Motorola Mobility, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois as respondents in this investigation. Additionally, Juan Cockburn 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-745) Regarding Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
05
On November 3, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices, Computers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-745). The investigation is based on an October 6, 2010 complaint filed by Motorola Mobility, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless communications devices, portable music and data processing devices, computers, and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,272,333, 6,246,862, 6,246,697, 5,359,317, 5,636,223, and 7,751,826.  See our October 8, 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. Additionally, 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 he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-746) Regarding Certain Automated Media Library Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
22
On November 18, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Automated Media Library Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-746). The investigation is based on an October 19, 2010 complaint and November 9, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Overland Storage, Inc. of San Diego, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain automated media library devices that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,328,766 and 6,353,581.  See our October 22, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified BDT AG of Germany, BDT-Solutions GmbH & Co. KG of Germany, BDT Automation Technology (Zhuhai FTZ) Co., Ltd. of China, BDT de México, S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico, BDT Products, Inc. of Irvine, California, Dell Inc. of Round Rock, Texas, and International Business Machines Corp. of Armonk, New York as respondents in this investigation. Additionally, Lisa A. Murray 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 Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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