Settlements

ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation As To Hong-Kong Tri-Ace Tire Co. In Certain Tires (337-TA-894)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
12
On March 4, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 38 in Certain Tires and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-894).

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a motion filed by Complainants Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.; Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.; Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.; Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.; and Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. to terminate the investigation as to Respondent Hong-Kong Tri-Ace Tire Co., Ltd. based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation As To Shandong Hengyu In Certain Tires (337-TA-894)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
17
On March 14, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 40 in Certain Tires and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-894).

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a motion filed by Complainants Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.; Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.; Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.; Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.; and Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. to terminate the investigation as to Respondent Shandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., Ltd. based on a settlement agreement between the private parties.

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ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation As To Veteria Labs And BioVeteria Life Sciences In Certain Antivenom Compositions (337-TA-903)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
18
On March 11, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 14 in Certain Antivenom Compositions and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-903).

By way of background, the investigation is based on an October 20, 2013 complaint filed by BTG International Inc. (“BTG”) alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain antivenom compositions and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,048,414.  See our November 1, 2013 and December 2, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) (337-TA-876)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
19
On February 28, 2014, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 65 in Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-876).

By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by STMicroelectronics, Inc. (“STM”) alleging violation of Section 337 by certain Respondents, including Black & Decker (U.S.), in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain microelectromechanical systems (“MEMS devices”) and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,450,332; 7,409,291; 6,928,872; 6,370,954; and 6,034,419.  See our March 12, 2013 and April 10, 2013 posts for more details on STM’s complaint and the Notice of Investigation for this matter, respectively. 

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ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Aumed In Certain Handheld Magnifiers (337-TA-901)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
25
On March 20, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 in Certain Handheld Magnifiers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-901).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 26, 2013 complaint filed by Freedom Scientific, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by Respondents Aumed Group Corp. and Aumed Inc. (collectively, “Aumed”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain handheld magnifiers and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. D624,107 and 8,264,598.  See our September 27, 2013 and November 12, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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ALJ Essex Terminates Investigation In Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices (337-TA-898)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
26
On March 24, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 12 in Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-898).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 20, 2013 complaint filed by Navico, Inc. and Navico Holding AS of Norway (collectively, “Navico”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Raymarine, Inc., Raymarine UK Ltd. (collectively, “Raymarine”), and In-Tech Electronics Ltd. (collectively, the “Respondents”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain marine sonar imaging devices, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,305,840 and 8,300,499.  See our September 24, 2013 and November 7, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Navico In Certain Navigation Products (337-TA-900)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
09
On April 8, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 14 in Certain Navigation Products, Including GPS Devices, Navigation and Display Systems, Radar Systems, Navigational Aids, Mapping Systems and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-900).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 23, 2013 complaint filed by Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. and Furuno U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, “Furuno”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain navigation products, including GPS devices, navigation and display systems, radar systems, navigational aids, mapping systems, and related software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,084,565, 6,424,292, 7,161,561, and 7,768,447.  See our September 25, 2013 and November 12, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (337-TA-739)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
16
On April 15, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No.  88 in Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-739).

By way of background, the original investigation was based on an October 8, 2010 complaint filed by Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. (“Leviton”) alleging violations of section 337 in the importation and/or sale of certain ground fault circuit interrupters (“GFCIs”) that infringe, among other patents, U.S. Patent No. 7,737,809.  The ITC issued cease and desist orders against numerous defaulting respondents, including Menard, Inc. (“Menard”).  The ITC also issued a general exclusion order.  Non-party Pass & Seymour, Inc. (“P&S”) had argued that the general exclusion should not reach P&S’s products, but the ITC rejected this argument.  Subsequently, on August 29, 2012, Leviton filed a complaint for an enforcement proceeding alleging, among other things, that Menard violated the cease and desist order by selling P&S GFCIs.  P&S joined the enforcement proceeding as an intervener, but the proceeding was later terminated following a settlement and licensing agreement between Leviton and P&S.  See our February 14, 2014 post for more details.

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills (337-TA-895)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
28
On April 22, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 35 in Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-895). 

According to the Order, ALJ Shaw granted Complainants A&J Manufacturing, LLC and A&J Manufacturing, Inc. and Respondents Premier Brands, LLC and Wuxi Joyray International Corporation’s (collectively, the “Respondents”) joint motion to terminate the investigation as to the Respondents based on a consent order stipulation, proposed consent order, and confidential settlement agreement and mutual release and patent license agreement.

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Enzymotec In Certain Omega-3 Extracts From Marine Or Aquatic Biomass (337-TA-877)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
16
On May 13, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 48 in Certain Omega-3 Extracts from Marine or Aquatic Biomass and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-877).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex granted Complainants Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. and Ascati Pharma Inc. and Respondents Enzymotec Ltd. and Enzymotec USA, Inc.’s (collectively, “Enzymotec”) joint motion to terminate the investigation as to Enzymotec on the basis of a settlement and license agreement reached between the parties.

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ALJ Essex Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation Between Apple And Motorola In Certain Mobile Devices (337-TA-750)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
29
On May 28, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 22 in Certain Mobile Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-750).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) and Respondent Motorola Mobility LLC (“Motorola”) to terminate the investigation.  The joint motion was based on a Settlement Agreement between Apple and Google Inc.  – the parent company of Motorola – which “eliminates the dispute between Apple and Motorola that is the subject matter of this Investigation.”

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ALJ Essex Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Samsung in Certain Wireless Devices With 3G And/Or 4G Capabilities (337-TA-868)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
10
On June 9, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 114 in Certain Wireless Devices With 3G And/Or 4G Capabilities And Components Thereof (Inv. 337-TA-868).

By way of background, the investigation in this matter is based on a January 2, 2013 complaint filed by InterDigital Communications, Inc., InterDigital Technology Corporation, IPR Licensing, Inc., and InterDigital Holdings, Inc. (“InterDigital”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless devices with 3G and/or 4G capabilities and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,190,966 (the ‘966 patent); 7,286,847 (the ‘847 patent); 8,009,636; 7,706,830; 7,941,151; 7,616,970 and 7,502,406.  See our January 3, 2013 and February 1, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

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ALJ Essex Terminates Investigation In Its Entirety In Certain Windshield Wipers (337-TA-902)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
07
On August 6, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 24 in Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-902).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 21, 2013 complaint filed by Trico Products Corporation ("Trico") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wipers and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,836,925 and 6,799,348. See our October 22, 2013 and November 25, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation As To GHP Group In Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills (337-TA-895)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
11
On July 24, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 53 in Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-895).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by A&J Manufacturing, LLC and A&J Manufacturing, Inc. (collectively, "A&J") alleging violation of Section 337 by over 20 proposed respondents in the importation and sale of certain multiple mode outdoor grills and parts thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,381,712, D660,646 and D662,773. See our August 22, 2013 and September 23, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Raymarine In Certain Navigation Products (337-TA-900)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
25
On August 21, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 27 in Certain Navigation Products, Including GPS Devices, Navigation and Display Systems, Radar Systems, Navigational Aids, Mapping Systems and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-900).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 23, 2013 complaint filed by Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. and Furuno U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, "Furuno") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain navigation products, including GPS devices, navigation and display systems, radar systems, navigational aids, mapping systems, and related software that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,084,565, 6,424,292, 7,161,561, and 7,768,447.  See our September 25, 2013 and November 12, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ITC Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Samsung In Certain Optical Disc Drives (337-TA-897)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
10
On September 2, 2014, the International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a notice in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897) terminating Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (collectively, "Samsung") from the investigation based on a settlement agreement.

By way of background, the investigation in this case is based on a September 3, 2013 complaint filed by Optical Devices, LLC ("Optical") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain optical disc drives, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,904,007; 7,196,979; 8,416,651; RE40,927; RE42,913; and RE43,681.  See our September 6, 2013 and October 23, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation In Certain Standard Cell Libraries (337-TA-906)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
10
On September 9, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 36 in Certain Standard Cell Libraries, Products Containing or Made Using the Same, Integrated Circuits Made Using the Same, and Products Containing Such Integrated Circuits (Inv. No. 337-TA-906).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Tela Innovations, Inc. ("Tela") alleging violations of Section 337 by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. and TSMC North America (collectively, "TSMC") in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain standard cell libraries, products containing or made using the same, integrated circuits made using the same, and products containing such integrated circuits that infringe U.S. Patent No. 8,490,043.  See our December 31, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Shaw Issues Initial Determination Terminating The Investigation As To Print-Rite In Certain Toner Cartridges (337-TA-918)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
13
On October 9, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 13 in Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-918).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 7, 2014 complaint filed by Canon Inc.; Canon U.S.A., Inc.; and Canon Virginia, Inc. (collectively, "Canon") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain toner cartridges and components thereof, namely photosensitive drum units, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,280,278; 8,630,564; 8,682,215; 8,676,090; 8,369,744; 8,565,640; 8,676,085; 8,135,304; and 8,688,008.  See our May 8, 2014 and June 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Its Entirety In Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-920)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
17
On October 15, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 17 in Certain Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-920).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 12, 2014 complaint filed by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated circuits and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,962,926; 7,158,432; 7,230,505; 7,518,947; 7,626,276; and 7,746,716.  See our May 14, 2014 and July 1, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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ALJ Pender Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Earpiece Devices Having Positioning And Retaining Structure (337-TA-912)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
31
On October 28, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 16 in Certain Earpiece Devices Having Positioning and Retaining Structure and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-912).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 26, 2014 complaint filed by Bose Corp. ("Bose") alleging violation of Section 337 by Monster, Inc., Monster, LLC, and Monster Technology International, Ltd. (collectively, "Monster") by way of importation into the U.S. and sale of certain earpiece devices having positioning and retaining structure and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,311,253.  See our February 27, 2014 and March 31, 2014 posts for more details on Bose's complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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