On September 30, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Electronic Imaging Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-850).

By way of background, the investigation is based on a May 23, 2012 complaint filed by FlashPoint Technology, Inc. of Peterborough, New Hampshire alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic imaging devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,400,471 (the ‘471 patent), 6,222,538 (the ‘538 patent), 6,504,575, and 6,223,190 (the ‘190 patent).  See our June 27, 2012 post for more details on this investigation.

According to the notice, ALJ Essex found that a violation of Section 337 has occurred in this investigation with respect to the ‘538 patent.  Specifically, ALJ Essex determined that certain accused products infringe claims 1 and 19 of the ‘538 patent.  However, ALJ Essex found that no violation of Section 337 has occurred with respect to the ‘471 and ‘190 patents.

The notice issued by ALJ Essex released only limited information.  We will provide additional information once the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.