New Complaints 

Title Dkt. No. Complainant(s) Proposed Respondent(s) IP Asserted
Mobile Electronic Devices 3179 Qualcomm Incorporated Zhuhai Meizu Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhuhai Meizu Telecom Equipment Co., Ltd.

Dest Technology Limited

LGYD Limited

Overseas Electronics, Inc.







Commission Determinations

  • Certain Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, And Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-963: The Commission issued a notice of its determination not to review an initial determination finding no violation of Section 337 by Respondents in connection with alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.  The ALJ specifically found that Complainant failed to show that the alleged trade secrets constitute actual trade secrets and that Respondents did not misappropriate any of Complainant’s alleged trade secrets.  Finally, the ALJ found that Complainants failed to prove a threat of substantial injury to a domestic industry as required by 19 U.S.C. § 1337(a)(1)(A)(i).  The Commission terminated the investigation with a finding of no violation.

Commission Orders 

  • Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Including Downscan And Sidescan Devices, Products Containing The Same, And Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-921 (Modification Proceeding): The Commission issued an Order denying Respondents’ Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal.  On December 1, 2015, the Commission issued a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist orders prohibiting Respondents from importing into the United States or selling or distributing within the United States products that infringe the asserted patents.  On August 18, 2016, the Commission modified the LEO to cover certain components of products that infringe the asserted patents.  On August 24, 2016, Respondents filed a motion requesting that the Commission stay enforcement of the modified LEO, pending appeal to the Federal Circuit.  On October 14, 2016, the Commission issued an order denying Respondents’ request.

Instituted Investigations

  • Certain Audio Processing Hardware, Software, And Products Containing The Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1026 was instituted by the Commission on October 19, 2016. The Investigation has been assigned to Judge Lord.
  • Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers, Inv. No. 337-TA-1025 was instituted by the Commission on October 19, 2016.  The Investigation has been assigned to Judge McNamara.
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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.