On August 25, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products containing same (Inv. No. 337-TA-802).

The investigation is based on a July 27, 2011 complaint filed on behalf of LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Innotek Co., Ltd., both of South Korea.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain light-emitting diodes and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,928,465; 7,956,364; 6,841,802; 7,649,210; 7,884,388; 7,821,024; 7,868,348; and 7,768,025.  See our July 29, 2011 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as respondents in this investigation:

  • OSRAM Gmbh of Germany,
  • OSRAM Sylvania Inc. of Danvers, Massachusetts, and
  • OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Gmbh of Germany

 In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.