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  • ITC Finds Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Electric Skin Care Devices (337-TA-959) On February 13, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion finding a violation of Section 337 in Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-959).  By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2015 complaint filed by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. (“PBL”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric skin care devices, brushes... More
  • J.S.T. Corporation Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Electrical Connectors On February 6, 2017, J.S.T. Corporation of Farmington Hills, Michigan (“JST”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.  The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain electrical connectors, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,004,766 (the ’766 patent):... More
  • ALJ Pender Terminates Investigation As To Direct Tools In Certain Access Control Systems (337-TA-1016) On February 14, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 15 in Certain Access Control Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1016).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 5, 2016 complaint filed by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. of Elmhurst, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain access control systems and components thereof that infringe one or more... More
  • ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation In Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (337-TA-1029) On February 13, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 8 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-1029).  By way of background, this investigation is based on an October 14, 2016 complaint filed by Qualcomm Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain mobile electronic devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,095,082; 7,999,384; 7,548,407; 8,497,928; and 7,949,367.... More
  • ALJ Lord Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Basketball Backboard Components (337-TA-1040) On February 9, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 3 in Certain Basketball Backboard Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1040).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 30, 2016 complaint filed by Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield, Utah alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain basketball backboard components and products containing the same that infringe one or... More