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  • ITC Reviews-In-Part And Vacates-In-Part Initial Determination That Patents-In-Suit Are Directed To Ineligible Subject Matter Under § 101 In Certain Wearable Activity Tracking Devices (337-TA-973) On September 7, 2016, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice and order in Certain Wearable Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-973).  In the notice and order, the Commission determined to review-in-part and vacate-in-part the ALJ’s initial determination (“ID”) in Order No. 24 granting Respondents AliphCom d/b/a Jawbone and BodyMedia, Inc.’s (collectively, “Jawbone”) motion for summary determination that U.S. Patent Nos. 8,920,332 (“the ’332 patent”), 8,868,337 (“the ’337 patent”), and 9,089,760 (“the ’760 patent”)... More
  • ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Disqualify Economic Expert In Certain Magnetic Data Storage Tapes (337-TA-1012) On September 26, 2016, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 15 granting Complainants Fujifilm Corporation and Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A.’s (collectively, “Fujifilm”) motion to exclude and disqualify Respondents Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, and Sony Electronics Inc.’s (collectively, “Sony”) economic expert in Certain Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1012).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by FujiFilm alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation... More
  • ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Jinhua Kingwe Electrical In Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (337-TA-1015) On September 8, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 12 in Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer 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 hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel's trade dress.  See our... More
  • ALJ Shaw Denies Motion To Strike Untimely Infringement Contentions In Certain Automated Teller Machines (337-TA-989) On September 22, 2016, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 23 denying Respondents Diebold Inc. and Diebold Self-Service Systems’ (collectively, “Diebold”) motion to strike untimely infringement contentions by Complainants Nautilus Hyosung, Inc. and Nautilus Hyosung America Inc. (collectively, “Nautilus”) in Certain Automated Teller Machines, ATM Modules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-989).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Nautilus alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the... More
  • ALJ Essex Sets 12-Month Target Date In Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (337-TA-1015) On September 12, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 13 in Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer 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 hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel’s trade dress.  See our... More