On November 17, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Automated Teller Machines, ATM Modules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-972).

The investigation is based on an October 19, 2015 complaint filed by Diebold, Inc. and Diebold Self-Service Systems—both of North Canton, Ohio—alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain automated teller machines, ATM modules, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,082,616; 7,121,461; 7,229,010; 7,249,761; 7,314,163; and 7,832,631.  See our October 20, 2015 post for more details on the complaint. 

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Nautilus Hyosung Inc. of South Korea, Nautilus Hyosung America Inc. of Irving, Texas, and HS Global, Inc. of Brea, California as the respondents.  The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation.

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