On August 15, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-798).

The investigation is based on a July 15, 2011 complaint filed by Samsung LED Co., Ltd. of Korea and Samsung LED America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain light-emitting diodes (“LEDs”) and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,551,848, 7,268,372, 7,282,741, 7,771,081, 7,893,443, 7,838,315, 7,959,312, and 7,964,881.  See our July 18, 2011 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified OSRAM GmbH of Germany, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Germany, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, and OSRAM Sylvania Inc. of Danvers, Massachusetts as the respondents in this investigation.

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