On June 3, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Automatic Teller Machines And Point Of Sale Devices and Associated Software Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-958).
The investigation is based on a May 4, 2015 complaint filed by Global Cash Access, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain automated teller machines ("ATMs") and point-of-sale ("POS") devices and associated software thereof, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,081,792. The complaint further alleges violations of Section 337 based upon the importation into the U.S., the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain automated teller machines and point of sale devices and associated software thereof by reason of false advertising, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States. See our May 15, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified NRT Technology Corp. of Canada and NRT Technologies, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada as the respondents.
Lastly, Chief ALJ Bullock issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.