On November 2, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Integrated Solar Power Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-811).

The investigation is based on an October 3, 2011 complaint and October 18 and 19, 2011 supplements to the complaint filed by Westinghouse Solar, Inc. and its subsidiary Andalay Solar, Inc.—both of Campbell, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated solar power systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,406,800 and 7,987,641.  See our October 6, 2011 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Zep Solar, Inc. of San Rafael, California, Canadian Solar Inc. of Canada, and Canadian Solar (USA) Inc. of San Ramon, California as the respondents in this investigation.

Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.