On August 25, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-800).

The investigation is based on a July 26, 2011 complaint filed on behalf of InterDigital Communications, LLC of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; InterDigital Technology Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware; and IPR Licensing, Inc. of Wilmington, Delaware, alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless devices with 3G capabilities and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,349,540; 7,502,406; 7,536,013; 7,616,970; 7,706,332; 7,706,830; and 7,970,127.  See our July 28, 2011 post for more details.

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

  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. of China
  • FutureWei Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Huawei Technologies (USA) of Plano, Texas
  • Nokia Corp. of Finland
  • Nokia Inc. of White Plains, New York
  • ZTE Corp. of China
  • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, Texas

In addition, acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.