On April 28, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Two-Way Radio Equipment And Systems, Related Software and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1053).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 29, 2017 complaint filed by Motorola Solutions, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain two-way radio equipment and systems, related software, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,116,284; 8,279,991; 7,369,869; 8,032,169; 7,729,701; 9,099,972; and 6,591,111. See our March 30, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd. of China, Hytera America, Inc. of Miramar, Florida, and Hytera Communications America (West), Inc. of Irvine, California as the respondents in this matter.

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