On October 9, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued a notice of the Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 ("ID") in Certain Consumer Electronics And Display Devices With Graphics Processing Units Therein (Inv. No. 337-TA-932).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 4, 2014 complaint filed by NVIDIA Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain consumer electronics and display devices with graphics processing and graphics processing units (GPUs), and the processors and chipsets used in those devices that contain GPUs, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,198,488; 6,992,667; 7,038,685; 7,015,913; 6,697,063; 7,209,140; and 6,690,372. See our September 5, 2014 and October 9, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
In the October 9, 2015 notice, ALJ Pender determined:
[I]t is my Initial Determination that there is no violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale wifhin the United States after importation of Certain Consumer Electronics And Display Devices With Graphics Processing And Graphics Processing Units Therein, in connection with the Asserted Claims of U.S. PatentNo. 7,209,140; U.S. Patent No. 6,690,372; or U.S. Patent No. 7,038,685. Furthermore, it is the determmation of this Adnrinistrative Law Judge that a domestic industry in the United States does not exist that practices or exploits U.S. Patent No. 7,209,140 or U.S. Patent No. 6,690,372, but that a domestic industry in the United States does exist that practices or exploits U.S. Patent No. 7,038,685.
ALJ Pender's notice only released limited information. We will provide additional information after the public version of the ID is issued.