On April 10, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-876).

The investigation is based on a March 11, 2013 complaint filed by STMicroelectronics, Inc. of Coppell, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain microelectromechanical systems (“MEMS devices”) and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,450,332, 7,409,291, 6,928,872, 6,370,954, and 6,034,419.  See our March 12, 2013 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified InvenSense, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, Roku, Inc. of Saratoga, California, and Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc. of New Britain, Connecticut as the respondents in this investigation.

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 Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.