On May 26, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued a notice of the Final Initial Determination in Certain Digital Video Receivers and Hardware and Software Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1001).
By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 6, 2016 complaint filed by Rovi Corp. and Rovi Guides, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital video receivers and hardware and software components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,006,263; 8,578,413; 8,046,801; 8,621,512; 8,768,147; and 8,566,871. These asserted patents generally relate to Interactive Program Guide (“IPG”) technology. See our April 6 and June 2, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to the notice:
On this date, the administrative law judge issued the Final Initial Determination (“ID”) on the question of violation of section 337(19 U.S.C. § 1337). A public version of the ID will be available within 30 days.
As explained in the ID, the administrative law judge determined that a violation of section 337 has occurred with respect to U.S. Patent Nos. 8,006,263 and 8,578,413. The administrative law judge determined that a violation of section 337 has not occurred with respect to U.S. Patent Nos. 6,418,556, 8,046,801, 8,566,871, and 8,621,512.