On June 6, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Silicon Tuners and Products Containing Same, Including Television Tuners (Inv. No. 337-TA-917).

The investigation is based on a May 6, 2014 complaint filed by Silicon Laboratories Inc. of Austin, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain silicon tuners and products containing same, including television tuners, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,137,372 and 6,233,441.  See our May 7, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.   

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Cresta Technology Corp. of Santa Clara, California, Hauppauge Digital, Inc. of Hauppauge, New York, Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. of Hauppauge, New York, PCTV Systems S.a.r.l. of Germany, and PCTV Systems S.a.r.l., Luxembourg of Luxembourg as the respondents in this investigation. 

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