On December 14, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Microprocessors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-781).

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is X2Y Attenuators, LLC and the Respondents are Intel Corporation, Componentes Intel de Costa Rica S.A., Intel Malaysia Sdn. Bhd, Intel Products (Chengdu) Ltd., Intel Products (Shanghai) Ltd., Apple Inc., and Hewlett-Packard Company (collectively, the “Respondents”).  See our June 30, 2011 post for more details on the investigation.

According to the notice, ALJ Shaw held a violation of Section 337 has not occurred in this investigation by the Respondents by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,609,500 (the ‘500 patent); 7,916,444 (the ‘444 patent); and 8,023,241 (the ‘241 patent).

ALJ Shaw also determined that certain claims of the ’444  and ‘241 patents are invalid.

In addition, ALJ Shaw determined that the domestic industry requirement was satisfied with respect to all asserted patents.

Lastly, the notice issued by ALJ Shaw released only the information noted above.  We will provide additional information once the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.