Judge Shaw issued Order No. 22 in Certain Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing the Same, Inv. 337-TA-1012, denying the Sony Respondents’ motion to extend witness statement page limits.
On January 10, 2017, Judge McNamara issued the public version of Order No. 22 in Certain Composite Aerogel Insulation Materials and Methods for Manufacturing the Same, Inv. 337-TA-1003, striking Respondents’ late disclosed prior art and invalidity contentions.
Chief Administrative Law Judge Bullock issued the public version of his Initial Determination in Certain Air Mattress Systems, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using Same wherein he found that one of two asserted patents was valid and infringed. However, there was no violation of Section 337 because Complainants failed to properly allocate domestic expenses between the asserted patents.
On October 14, 2016, the Commission issued an Opinion in Certain Stainless Steel Products, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-933 denying a request for an advisory opinion.
On September 29, 2016, Judge Pender issued the public version of his initial determination in Certain Table Saws Incorporating Active Injury Mitigation Technology and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-965, finding a violation of Section 337 with respect to two of four asserted patents.
On September 22, 2016, Judge Lord issued the public version of her initial determination in Certain Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-963, finding no violation of Section 337. If upheld by the Commission, Judge Lord’s ruling marks a rare denial of relief for allegations based on misappropriation of trade secrets.