On January 31, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Devices With 3G and/or 4G Capabilities and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-868).

The investigation is based on a January 2, 2013 complaint filed by InterDigital Communications, Inc., InterDigital Technology Corporation, IPR Licensing, Inc., and InterDigital Holdings, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless devices with 3G and/or 4G capabilities and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,190,966; 7,286,847; 8,009,636; 7,706,830; 7,941,151; 7,616,970 and 7,502,406.  See our January 3, 2013 post for more details.

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

  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Suwon-city, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC of Richardson, Texas
  • Nokia Corporation of Espoo, Finland
  • Nokia Inc. of White Plains, New York
  • ZTE Corporation of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
  • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, Texas
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
  • Huawei Device USA, Inc., of Plano, Texas
  • FutureWei Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Huawei Technologies (USA) of Plano, Texas  

Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.