On May 16, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a notice of investigation of Certain Set-Top Boxes, Gateways, Bridges And Adapters and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-915).

The investigation is based on an April 17, 2014 complaint filed by ViXS Systems, Inc. of Canada and ViXS USA, Inc. of Austin, Texas (collectively, “ViXS”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain set-top boxes, gateways, bridges and adapters and components thereof infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,301,900, 7,099,951, 7,200,855, and 7,406,598.  See our April 18, 2014 post for more details on ViXS’s complaint.  A supplement to the complaint was filed on April 25, 2014, and an amended complaint was filed on May 6, 2014. 

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Entropic Communications, Inc. of San Diego, California, DirecTV, LLC of El Segundo, California, Wistron NeWeb Corp. of Taiwan, and CyberTAN Technology, Inc. of Taiwan as the respondents 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.