• ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-737) Regarding Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices
  • September 24, 2010 | Author: Eric W. Schweibenz
  • Law Firm: Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. - Alexandria Office
  • On September 22, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices and Products Interoperable With The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-737).

    The investigation is based on an August 23, 2010 complaint and September 2 and 10 letters supplementing the complaint filed by Chimei Innolux Corporation of Taiwan, Chi Mei Optoelectronics U.S.A., Inc. of San Jose, California, and Innolux Corporation of Austin, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain liquid crystal display devices and products interoperable with the same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,134,092, 6,671,019, and 5,732,241. 

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

    • Sony Corporation of Japan
    • Sony Corporation of America of New York, New York
    • Sony Electronics Corporation of San Diego, California
    • Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC of Foster City, California

    Additionally, Vu Q. Bui of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified in the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.

    Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that ALJ Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.