On January 29, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices And Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-909).

The investigation is based on a December 27, 2013 complaint, December 31, 2013 revised complaint, and January 14, 2014 letter supplementing the revised complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd of China and Macronix America, Inc. of Milpitas, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain non-volatile memory devices and products that contain the same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,552,360; 6,100,557; and 6,002,630.  See our December 31, 2013 post for more details on the complaint.

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

Spansion Inc. of Sunnyvale, California Spansion LLC of Sunnyvale, California Spansion (Thailand) Ltd. of Thailand Beats Electronics LLC of Santa Monica, California Delphi Automotive PLC of the United Kingdom Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC of Troy, Michigan Harman International Industries, Inc. of Stamford, Connecticut Harman Becker Automotive Systems Inc. of Farmington Hills, Michigan Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH of Germany Ruckus Wireless Inc. of Sunnyvale, California Tellabs Inc. of Naperville, Illinois

Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.