On December 9, 2016, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued a notice of Initial Determination (“ID”) on violation of Section 337 and a recommended determination on remedy and bond in Certain Network Devices, Related Software, and Components Thereof (II) (Inv. No. 337-TA-945).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 19, 2014 complaint filed by Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain networking equipment and components and software thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,023,853; 6,377,577; 7,460,492; 7,061,875; 7,224,668; and 8,051,211. See our December 29, 2014 and February 6, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the notice:

a violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, has been found in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation, of certain network devices, related software, and components thereof, by reason of infringement of United States Patent Nos. 6,377,577 and 7,224,668.

We will provide further information after the public version of the ID is issued.