New Complaints 

Title Dkt. No. Complainant(s) Proposed Respondent(s) IP Asserted
Audio Processing Hardware, Software and Products Containing the Same 3175 Andrea Electronics Corp. Apple Inc.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.,

Samsung Electronics America Inc.

6,049,607

6,363,345

6,377,637

 


Commission Determinations

  • Certain Portable Electronics Devices and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-994:  The Commission issued a notice of its determination not to review Judge Shaw’s initial determination (“ID”) that the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,928,433 are directed to ineligible subject matter (i.e., invalid) under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  As a reminder, Judge Shaw’s ID was issued pursuant to the 100-day pilot program for early consideration of dispositive issues.  The Commission’s notice not to review the ID terminates the investigation.

Instituted Investigations

  • Certain Personal Transporters and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1021 was instituted by the Commission on September 15, 2016.  The Commission consolidated the investigation with Inv. No. 337-TA-1007 and assigned it to Judge Shaw.
  • Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Mask Systems and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1022 was instituted by the Commission on September 19, 2016.  The Investigation has been assigned to Judge Pender.
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Dave Maiorana is a trial lawyer with a notable combination of significant experience as a USPTO examiner along with 20 years litigating complex intellectual property matters. He has represented clients as both plaintiffs and defendants around the country and in the ITC. Dave has experience in diverse technology areas, including teeth whitening, diapers, fem care products, self-inflating tires, oxygen concentrators, flash memory, and digital cameras.