On August 15, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Communications Or Computing Devices And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-924).
The investigation is based on a July 16, 2014 complaint and July 30, 2014 and August 7, 2014 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Enterprise Systems Technologies S.a.r.l. of Luxembourg alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain communications or computing devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,454,201; 6,594,366; 6,691,302; and 5,870,610. See our July 17, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.
According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as the respondents in this investigation:
- Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California
- Cirrus Logic Inc. of Austin, Texas
- HTC Corporation of Taiwan
- HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington
- LG Electronics, Inc. of Koreaa
- LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
- LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea
- Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
- Samsung Telecommunications America, L.L.C. of Richardson, Texas
Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Dee Lord will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.