On March 20, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Document Cameras and Software For Use Therewith (Inv. No. 337-TA-1045).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 15, 2017 complaint filed by Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc. of San Diego, California 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 certain document cameras and software for use therewith that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,508,751. See our February 17, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified IPEVO, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, Aver Information Inc. of Fremont, California, and Lumens Integration, Inc. of Fremont, California as the respondents in this matter.

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