On April 27, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a Notice Regarding Initial Determination On Violation Of Section 337 ("ID") in Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-907).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Magna Electronics Inc. ("Magna") against TRW Automotive U.S. LLC ("TRW") alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras.  See our December 30, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. 

According to the notice, ALJ Essex determined that no violation of Section 337 "has occurred in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,686,840 and 8,692,659."

The April 27, 2015 notice issued by ALJ Essex provided only limited information.  We will provide additional information after the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.