On October 6, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Consumer Electronics And Display Devices With Graphics Processing Units Therein (Inv. No. 337-TA-932).

The investigation is based on a September 4, 2014 complaint filed by NVIDIA Corp. of Santa Clara, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain consumer electronics and display devices with graphics processing and graphics processing units (GPUs), and the processors and chipsets used in those devices that contain GPUs, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,198,488; 6,992,667; 7,038,685; 7,015,913; 6,697,063; 7,209,140; and 6,690,372.  Seeour September 5, 2014 post for more details on the complaint. 

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC of Richardson, Texas, and Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. of San Jose, California, and Qualcomm, Inc. of San Diego, California as the respondents in this matter.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.