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  • ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-1036) Regarding Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges On January 18, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1036).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 15, 2016 complaint filed by Sony Corp. of Japan, Sony Storage Media and Devices Corp. of Japan, Sony DADC US Inc. of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Sony Latin America Inc. of Miami, Florida alleging violation of Section 337... More
  • ALJ Essex Grants Motion For Summary Determination In Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules (337-TA-929) On December 8, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 33 (dated Dec. 1, 2016) granting Complainants’ motion for summary determination that Respondents cannot prove their collateral estoppel defense as a matter of law in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).  By way of background, the underlying investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by Adrian Rivera and Adrian Rivera Maynez Enterprises, Inc. (collectively, “ARM”)... More
  • ITC Issues Notice Regarding Review Of Initial Determination In Certain Radiotherapy Systems And Treatment Planning Software (337-TA-968) On January 13, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice and order in Certain Radiotherapy Systems and Treatment Planning Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-968).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 25, 2015 complaint filed by Varian Medical Systems, Inc. and Varian Medical Systems International AG (collectively, “Varian”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Respondents Elekta AB, Elekta Ltd., Elekta GmbH, Elekta Inc., IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc., Elekta Instrument (Shanghai) Ltd., and... More
  • ITC Issues Notice Vacating Remedial Orders In Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems (337-TA-890) On January 12, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-890).... More
  • ALJ Bullock Denies Request To File Summary Determination Motion One Day Out Of Time In Certain Motorized Self-Balancing Vehicles (337-TA-1000) On January 12, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issue Order No. 35 in Certain Motorized Self-Balancing Vehicles (Inv. No. 337-TA-1000)  By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Razor USA, LLC, Inventist, Inc., and Shane Chen (collectively, “Razor”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain motorized self-balancing vehicles that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,738,278, and, further, that certain of the named respondents... More