On December 16, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice of the Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 (“ID”) in Certain Three-Dimensional Cinema Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-938).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 7, 2014 complaint filed by RealD Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain three-dimensional cinema systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,905,602; 8,220,934 ; 7,857,455; and 7,959,296.  See our November 11, 2014 and December 10, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. 

According to the notice:

It is held that a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. § 1337, has occurred in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain three-dimensional cinema systems and components thereof by reason of infringement of the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,857,455, U.S. Patent No. 7,959,296, and U.S. Patent No. 8,220,934.

ALJ Essex's notice only released limited information.