On September 27, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices With Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-808).

The investigation is based on an August 16, 2011 complaint, a September 7, 2011 amended complaint, and September 2, 19, and 23, 2011 supplements to the complaint filed by HTC Corp. of Taiwan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices with communication capabilities, components thereof, and related software that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,765,414, 7,417,944, 7,672,219, 6,708,214, 6,473,006, 7,289,772, 6,868,283, and 7,020,849.  See our August 17, 2011 post for more details about HTC’s original complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California as the sole respondent in this investigation.

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