On October 7, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Devices For Mobile Data Communication (Inv. No. 337-TA-809).

The investigation is based on an August 31, 2011 complaint and September 1, 16, and 19, 2011 supplements to the complaint filed by Openwave Systems Inc. of Redwood City, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain devices for mobile data communication that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,233,608, 6,289,212, 6,405,037, 6,430,409, and 6,625,447.  See our September 1, 2011 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California, Research In Motion Ltd. of Canada and Research In Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas as the respondents in this investigation.