We’re introducing Section 337 Week in Review.  What is it exactly?  We take a look at the prior week’s Section 337 happenings at the ITC and provide new complaints, major decisions, and important ITC news.  We’ll deliver Week in Review to you every Thursday as a quick reference tool for Section 337 information.

New Complaints

Title Dkt. No. Complainant(s) Proposed Respondent(s) IP Asserted
Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Including Downscan and Sidescan Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof [Enforcement of 337-TA-921] 3172 Navico, Inc.
Navico Holding AS
Garmin International, Inc.
Garmin USA, Inc.
Certain Network Devices Related Software and Components Thereof (I) [Enforcement of 337-TA-944] 3171 Cisco Systems, Inc. Arista Networks, Inc. 7,162,537


Commission Opinions

ALJ Initial Determinations

  • Certain Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof; Inv. No. 337-TA-963:  Judge Lord issued the confidential version of her initial determination finding that there has not been a violation of Section 337.

 ITC News

  • The ITC launched an Import Monitoring Tool, a web-based interface that allows the public to more easily monitor changes in U.S. imports.  Monitoring Tool uses public monthly U.S. import data retrieved by the USITC from the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Results are displayed by Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) tariff line.  Data will be updated as soon as possible after each calendar quarter.  Users can query the system for data by HTS tariff line and can see country or quantity detail for these lines.  Import data for the eight latest quarters are available through the system.
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Blaney Harper, who co-chairs the Firms intellectual property ITC practice, focuses on strategic patent litigation representing electronics, software, and information technology companies in matters such as patent enforcement in United States District Courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC). Blaney also represents and counsels clients concerning patent portfolio development and patent prosecution and appeal, including Inter Partes Review, in the USPTO. Blaney co-chairs the Firm's ITC practice and is the IP Practice Coordinator for the Washington Office.