Notices of Investigation

ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-747) Regarding Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Controls Technology

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
23
On November 18, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Controls Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-747). The investigation is based on an October 20, 2010 complaint filed by Rovi Corporation, Rovi Guides, Inc., and United Video Properties, Inc. — all of Santa Clara, California — and Index Systems, Inc. of the British Virgin Islands alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain products containing interactive program guide (IPG) and parental controls technology, including televisions and digital video recorders, that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,020,929, 6,305,016, and 6,701,523.  See our October 21, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Toshiba Corp. of Japan, Toshiba America, Inc. of New York, New York, Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. of Wayne, New Jersey, and Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. of Irvine, California as 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 E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-748) Regarding Certain Data Storage Products

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
23
On November 18, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Data Storage Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-748). The investigation is based on an October 20, 2010 complaint and a November 10, 2010 supplement to the complaint filed by Data Network Storage, LLC of Newport Beach, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain data storage products and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,098,128.  See our October 25, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • NetApp, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • Dell, Inc. of Round Rock, Texas
  • Xyratex, Ltd. of Fremont, California
  • Xyratex International Inc. of West Sacramento, California
  • Xyratex (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd of Malaysia
  • Dot Hill Systems Corp. of Longmont, Colorado
  • International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, New York
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California
  • QNAP Systems, Inc. of Pomona, California
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-749) Regarding Certain LCD Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
24
On November 23, 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-749). The investigation is based on an October 25, 2010 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 LCD devices, modules and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,978,063, 5,621,556, and 5,375,006.  See our October 26, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • Qisda Corporation of Taiwan
  • Qisda America Corporation of Irvine, California
  • Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. of China
  • BenQ Corporation of Taiwan
  • BenQ America Corporation of Irvine, California
  • BenQ Latin America Corporation of Miami, Florida
  • AU Optronics Corporation of Taiwan
  • AU Optronics Corporation America of Houston, Texas
Further, 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 Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-750) Regarding Certain Mobile Devices And Related Software

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
24
On November 23, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Devices And Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-750). The investigation is based on an October 29, 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 mobile devices and related software that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,812,828, 7,663,607, and 5,379,430.  See our November 2, 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. In addition, 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 Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-751) Regarding Certain Turbomachinery Blades, Engines

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
10
On December 8, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Turbomachinery Blades, Engines and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-751). The investigation is based on a November 5, 2010 complaint filed by United Technologies Corporation of Hartford, Connecticut alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain turbomachinery blades, engines, and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent No. RE38,040.  See our November 9, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Rolls-Royce Group plc and Rolls-Royce plc, both of the United Kingdom, as respondents in this investigation. In addition, 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 Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-752) Regarding Certain Gaming And Entertainment Consoles

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
21
On December 17, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Gaming And Entertainment Consoles, Related Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-752). The investigation is based on a November 22, 2010 complaint and December 14 and 15, 2010 supplemental materials filed by Motorola Mobility, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain gaming and entertainment consoles, related software, and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,319,712, 5,357,571, 6,069,896, 6,980,596, and 7,162,094.  See our November 24, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington as the sole respondent in this investigation. In addition, 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 Carl C. Charneski will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-753) Regarding Certain Semiconductor Chips

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
05
On December 29, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-753). The investigation is based on a December 1, 2010 complaint filed by Rambus, Inc., of Sunnyvale, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain semiconductor chips and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,470,405; 6,591,353; 7,287,109; 7,602,857; 7,602,858; and 7,715,494.  See our December 6, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
• Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., of Austin, Texas; • Broadcom Corporation of Irvine, California; • LSI Corporation of Milpital, California; • Mediatek, Inc., of Taiwan; • nVidia Corporation of Santa Clara, California; • STMicroelectronics N.V. of Switzerland; • STMicroelecronics, Inc. of Carrollton, Texas; • Asustek Computer Inc. of Taiwan; • Asus Computer International Inc. of Fremont, California; • Audio Partnership PLC of the United Kingdom; • Biostar Microtech (U.S.A.) Corp. of City of Industry, California; • Biostar Microtech International Corp. of Taiwan; • Cisco Systems, Inc., of San Jose, California; • Elitegroup Computer Systems of Taiwan; • EVGA Corporation of Brea, California; • Galaxy Micro Systems Ltd. of Hong Kong; • Garmin International of Olathe, Kansas; • G.B.T. Inc. of City of Industry, California; • Giga-byte Technology Co., Ltd., of Taiwan; • Gracom Technologies LLC of City of Industry, California; • Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California; • Hitachi Global Storage Technologies of San Jose, California; • Jaton Corporation of Fremont, California; • Jaton Technology TPE of Taiwan; • Micro-Star International Co., Ltd., of Taiwan; • MSI Computer Corporation of City of Industry, California; • Motorola, Inc., of Schaumburg, Illinois; • Oppo Digital, Inc., of Mountain View, California; • Palit Microsystems Ltd. of Taiwan; • Pine Technology Holdings, Ltd., of Hong Kong; • Seagate Technology of Scotts Valley, California; • Sparkle Computer Co., Ltd., of Taiwan; • Zotac International (MCO) Ltd. of Hong Kong; and • Zotac USA Inc. of City of Industry, California
Further, 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 Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-754) Regarding Certain Handbags And Luggage

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
05
On December 29, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Handbags, Luggage, Accessories, and Packaging Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-754). The investigation is based on a December 3, 2010 complaint and supplemental materials filed by Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. of France and Louis Vuitton U.S. Manufacturing, Inc. of San Dimas, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain handbags, luggage, accessories and packaging thereof that infringe U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 297,594; 1,643,625; 1,653,663; 1,875,198; 2,773,107; 2,177,828; 2,181,753; and 1,519,828.  See our December 8, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
• T &T Handbag Industrial Co., Ltd., of China; • Sanjiu Leather Co., Ltd. of China; • Meada Corporation (d/b/a Diophy International) of El Monte, California; • Pacpro, Inc., of El Monte, California; • Jianyong Zheng (a/k/a Jiu Gao Zheng, Jiu An Zheng, Jian Yong Zheng, Peter Zheng) of Arcadia, California; • Alice Bei Wang (a/k/a Alice B. Wang) of Arcadia, California; • Trendy Creations, Inc., of Chatsworth, California; • The Inspired Bagger of Endicott Lane, Dallas, Texas; • House of Bags of Los Angeles, California; • Ronett Trading, Inc. (d/b/a Ronett Wholesale & Import) of New York, New York; • EZ Shine Group, Inc. of New York, New York; • Master of Handbags of Los Angeles, California; • Choicehandbag.com, Inc. (d/b/a Choice Handbags) of Los Angeles, California; and • Rasul Enterprises, LLC (d/b/a The Handbag Warehouse) of Dallas, Texas
Further, 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-755) Regarding Certain Starter Motors and Alternators

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
14
On January 13, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (Inv. No. 337-TA-755). The investigation is based on a December 9, 2010 complaint, January 3, 2011 amended complaint, and supplemental filings by Remy International, Inc., and Remy Technologies, LLC, both of Pendleton, Indiana alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain starter motors and alternators that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,105,114; 5,252,878; 5,268,605; 5,295,404; 5,307,700; 5,315,195; and 5,453,648.  See our December 15, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
• Wetherill Associates, Inc., d/b/a WAIGIobal, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; • Linhai Yongci of China; • Metric Sales & Engineering of Northfield, Illinois; • Wan Li Industrial Development, Inc., of South El Monte, California; • Yongkang Boyu Auto Motor Company of China; • Wuxi Susan Auto Parts Company of China; • American Automotive Parts, Inc., of Niles, Illinois; and • Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., of Torrance, California
In addition, 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 Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-756) Regarding Certain Reduced Ignition Proclivity Cigarette Paper Wrappers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
14
On January 13, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Reduced Ignition Proclivity Cigarette Paper Wrappers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-756). The investigation is based on a December 17, 2010 complaint, and supplemental filings by Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia, 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 reduced ignition proclivity cigarette paper wrappers and products containing same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,725,867 and 5,878,753.  See our December 20, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Astra Tobacco Corporation of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; delfortgroup AG of Austria; LIPtec GMBH of Germany; and Julius Glatz GmbH of Germany as respondents in this investigation. In addition, Lisa 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, the ITC indicated that E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-757) Regarding Certain Game Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
26
On January 24, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Game Devices, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-757). The investigation is based on a December 23, 2010 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 devices, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,787,411.  See our December 27, 2010 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Datel Design and Development Ltd., Datel Direct Ltd., Datel Holdings Ltd., and Datel Electronics Ltd. — all of the United Kingdom — and Datel Design and Development Inc. of Clearwater, Florida as respondents in this investigation. In addition, 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 Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-758) Regarding Certain Mobile Telephones And Modems

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
31
On January 27, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Telephones and Modems (Inv. No. 337-TA-758). The investigation is based on a December 28, 2010 complaint filed by Sony Corporation of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile telephones and modems that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,311,092, 5,907,604, 6,263,205, 6,507,611, 6,674,464, 7,839,447, and 6,674,732.  See our January 4, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California as respondents in this investigation. In addition, 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 Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-759) Regarding Certain Birthing Simulators

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
02
On February 1, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Birthing Simulators and Associated Systems (Inv. No. 337-TA-759). The investigation is based on a December 30, 2010 complaint filed by Gaumard Scientific Company of Miami, Florida alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain birthing simulators and associated systems that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,503,087 and 7,114,954.  See our January 4, 2011 post for more details.  According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Shanghai Honglian Medical Instrument Development Co., Ltd. (d/b/a General Doctor) of China and Shanghai Evenk International Trading Co., Ltd. of China as respondents in this investigation. In addition, Aarti Shah 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 Carl C. Charneski will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-760) Regarding Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
25
On February 24, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices, Products Containing Same, and Methods for Using the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-760). The investigation is based on a January 24, 2011 complaint and February 11 and 14 letters supplementing the 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 devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,879,364, 7,304,626, 7,532,183, 7,283,192, 6,937,300, 7,057,689, and 7,838,881.  See our January 26, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:
  • AU Optronics Corp. of Taiwan
  • AU Optronics Corporation America of Houston, Texas
  • BenQ America Corp. of Irvine, California
  • BenQ Corporation of Taiwan
  • Haier America Trading LLC of New York, New York
  • Haier Group Company of China
  • LG Electronics Inc. of Korea
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • SANYO North America Corporation of San Diego, California
  • TCL Corporation of China
  • TTE Technology, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana
  • VIZIO, Inc. of Irvine, California
Further, Bryan F. Moore 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 Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-761) Regarding Certain Set-Top Boxes

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
25
On February 24, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Set-Top Boxes, and Hardware and Software Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-761). The investigation is based on a January 24, 2011 complaint filed by Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain set-top boxes and hardware and software components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,585,838, 5,731,844, 6,028,604, and 5,758,258.  See our January 25, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified TiVo Inc. of Alviso, California  as the 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 E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-762) Regarding Certain Strollers And Playards

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
02
On March 1, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Strollers and Playards (Inv. No. 337-TA-762). The investigation is based on a February 1, 2011 complaint filed by Graco Children’s Products Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain strollers and playards that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,669,225, 7,044,497, 7,188,858, 7,404,569, and 6,510,570.  See our February 2, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Baby Trend, Inc. of Ontario, California as the respondent in this investigation. Further, 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 Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-763) Regarding Certain Radio Control Hobby Transmitters And Receivers

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
07
On March 3, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Radio Control Hobby Transmitters And Receivers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-763). The investigation is based on a January 14, 2011 complaint filed by Horizon Hobby, Inc. of Champaign, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain radio control hobby transmitters and receivers and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,391,320, U.S. Copyright Registration No. TX-7-226-001, and U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 3,080,770 for the mark SPEKTRUM.  See our January 14, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Koko Technology Ltd. of China and Cyclone Toy & Hobby of China 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-764) Regarding Certain Digital Televisions

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
09
On March 4, 2011, 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, and Certain Electronic Devices Having a Blu-Ray Disc Player and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-764). The investigation is based on a February 4, 2011 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, and certain electronic devices having a Blu-Ray disc player and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,785,906, RE 37,326, 5,533,071, 5,923,711, 7,701,835, 7,577,080, 7,619,961, and 7,756,398.  See our February 8, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Corporation of America of New York, New York, Sony Electronics, Inc. of San Diego, California, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. of Japan, and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC of Foster City, California 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 Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-765) Regarding Certain Display Devices, Including Digital Televisions and Monitors

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
09
On March 8, 2011, 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-765). The investigation is based on a February 9, 2011 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 infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,731,847, 5,583,577, RE 40,468, and 6,661,472.  See our February 11, 2011 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 New Jersey as the respondents in this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Carl C. Charneski will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-766) Regarding Certain Gemcitabine

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
18
On March 17, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Gemcitabine and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-766). The investigation is based on a January 20, 2011 complaint and February 9 and 16 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain gemcitabine and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent No. 5,606,048.  See our January 24, 2011 post for more details. According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. of China, Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. of India, ChemWerth, Inc. of Woodbridge, Connecticut, and Hospira, Inc. of Lake Forest, Illinois as the respondents in this investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.
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