On March 9, 2016, 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-989).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 9, 2016 complaint filed by Nautilus Hyosung Inc. of South Korea and Nautilus Hyosung America Inc. of Irving, Texas 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. 7,891,551; 7,950,655; 8,152,165; and 8,523,235. See our February 9, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.
According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Diebold, Inc. and Diebold Self-Service Systems—both of North Canton, Ohio—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 David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.