On December 5, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-938).

The investigation is based on a November 5, 2014 complaint and November 17 and 20, 2014 supplements to the complaint filed by PPC Broadband, Inc. of East Syracuse, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain coaxial cable connectors, components thereof or products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,801,448.  See our November 7, 2014 post for more details on the complaint. 

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Corning Optical Communications RF, LLC of Glendale, Arizona as the sole respondent in this matter.

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