Congressional Activity Involving ITC
By John Presper and Elissa Sanford
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May
12
On April 23, 2021, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 41 (dated April 2, 2021) finding a violation of section 337 in Certain Electronic Candle Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1195).
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By John Presper and Alec Royka
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May
05
On April 28, 2021, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 10 (dated April 16, 2021) granting-in-part Complainant EMD Serono, Inc.’s (“EMD Serono”) motion for summary determination of violation by the defaulting respondents in Certain In Vitro Fertilization Products, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1196).
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By John Presper
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Apr
01
On March 31, 2021, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice of initial determination (“ID”) in Certain Lithium-Ion Battery Cells, Battery Modules, Battery Packs, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1181). According to the notice, the ALJ found no violation of section 337.
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By John Presper
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Mar
17
On March 16, 2021, ALJ Cameron Elliot issued a notice of initial determination (“ID”) in Certain Mobile Devices With Multifunction Emulators (Inv. No. 337-TA-1170). According to the notice, the ALJ found no violation of section 337.
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By John Presper
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Feb
12
On February 11, 2021, ALJ Cameron Elliot issued a notice of initial determination (“ID”) in Certain Bone Cements and Bone Cement Accessories (Inv. No. 337-TA-1175). According to the notice, the ALJ found no violation of section 337.
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By John Presper
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Feb
08
On February 4, 2021, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice of initial determination (“ID”) in Certain Wearable Monitoring Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1190). According to the notice, the ALJ found no violation of section 337.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
17
On July 12, 2019, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice of Initial Determination on Violation in Certain Microfluidic Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1100).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 11, 2018 complaint filed by 10X Genomics, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. of Hercules, California for unlawfully importing into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain microfluidic systems, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,644,204 (the ’204 patent), 9,689,024 (the ’024 patent), 9,695,468 (the ’468 patent), and 9,856,530 (the ’530 patent).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
16
On July 12, 2019, ALJ Clark S. Cheney issued a notice of Initial Determination on Violation in Certain Convertible Sofas and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1122).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 4, 2018 complaint filed by Sauder Manufacturing Co. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain convertible sofas and components thereof by Krug, Inc. that infringe U.S. Design Patent No. 716,576.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Dec
08
Further to our October 30, 2017 post, on December 8, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of the Initial Determination (“ID”) (see part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4) finding no violation of Section 337 in Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1026).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2016 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corporation (“Andrea”) alleging violation by Apple Inc. (“Apple”), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (collectively, “Samsung”) 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 audio processing hardware, software, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,049,607 (“the ’607 patent”); 6,363,345 (“the ’345 patent”); and 6,377,637 (“the ’637 patent”). See our September 21, 2016 and October 21, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. Samsung was terminated from the investigation on the basis of settlement agreement. See our August 22, 2017 post for additional details. Only the ’345 patent remained at issue after the investigation was terminated as to the ’607 and ’637 patents based on Andrea’s withdrawal of its allegations.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
30
On October 26, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1026).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2016 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corporation alleging violation by Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 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 audio processing hardware, software, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,049,607; 6,363,345; and 6,377,607. See our September 21, 2016 and October 21, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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