On September 18, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (Inv. No. 337-TA-966).

The investigation is based on an August 19, 2015 complaint filed by Silicon Genesis Corp. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain certain silicon-on-insulator wafers for use in semiconductors that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,985,742; 6,013,563; 6,103,599; 6,162,705; 6,180,496; 6,294,814; 6,790,747; and 7,811,901. See our August 20, 2015 post for more details on the complaint. 

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified S.O.I.TEC Silicon on Insulator Technologies, S.A. of France as the respondent.

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