On September 11, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Audio Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1071).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 10, 2017 complaint filed by Broadcom Limited of San Jose, California and Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Of Singapore. An amended complaint was filed on August 16, 2017 alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation of certain wireless audio systems for sale after importation based on infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,684,060 (“the ’060 patent”). See our August 18, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified DTS, Inc. of Calabasas, California, Phorus, Inc. of Calabasas, California, and MartinLogan, Ltd. of Lawrence, Kanas, Paradigm Electronics Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Anthem Electronics, Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Wren Sound Systems, LLC of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. of Binghamton, New York, Definitive Technology of Owing Mills, MD, and Polk Audio Inc. of Vista California as the respondents in this matter.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Dee Lord will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.