On July 29, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Devices Containing Non-Volatile Memory and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-922).

The investigation is based on a June 27, 2014 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd. of Taiwan and Macronix America, Inc. of Milpitas, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain devices containing non-volatile memory ("NVM") and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,998,826; 6,031,757; 8,341,324; and 8,341,330. See our June 30, 2014 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as the respondents in this investigation:  

  • Spansion Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • Spansion LLC of Sunnyvale, California
  • Spansion (Thailand) Ltd. of Thailand
  • Aerohive Networks, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • Allied Telesis, Inc. of Bothell, Washington
  • Ciena Corp. of Hanover, Maryland
  • Delphi Automotive PLC of the United Kingdom
  • Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC of Troy, Michigan
  • Polycom, Inc. of San Jose, California
  • Ruckus Wireless, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • ShoreTel Inc. of Sunnyvale, California
  • Tellabs, Inc. of Naperville, Illinois
  • Tellabs North America, Inc. of Naperville, Illinois
  • TiVo Inc. of San Jose, California 

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