On October 12, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Circuits With Voltage Regulators and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1024).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 12, 2016 complaint filed by R2 Semiconductor, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain integrated circuits with voltage regulators and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,233,250. See our September 20, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents:

  • Intel Corp. of Santa Clara, California
  • Intel Ireland Ltd. of Ireland
  • Intel Products Vietnam Co., Ltd. of Vietnam
  • Intel Israel 74 Ltd. of Israel
  • Intel Malaysia Sdn. Berhad of Malaysia
  • Intel China, Ltd. of China
  • Dell, Inc. of Round Rock, Texas
  • Dell Technologies Inc. of Round Rock, Texas
  • HP Inc. of Palo Alto, California
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. of Palo Alto, California

Lastly, Chief ALJ Bullock issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.