• ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-773) Regarding Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices
  • May 20, 2011 | Author: Eric W. Schweibenz
  • Law Firm: Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. - Alexandria Office
  • On May 13, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-773).

    The investigation is based on an April 1, 2011 complaint, an amended complaint filed on April 26, 2011, and a May 5, 2011 supplement filed by Ogma, LLC of Longview, Texas alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain motion-sensitive sound effects devices and image display devices and components and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,150,947 and 5,825,427.  See our April 4, 2011 post for more details.

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

    • Activision Blizzard, Inc. of Santa Monica, California
    • Canon, Inc. of Japan
    • Canon USA, Inc. of Lake Success, New York
    • Jakks Pacific, Inc. of Malibu, California
    • Kyocera Communications, Inc. of San Diego, California
    • LEGO A/S dba LEGO Group of Denmark
    • LEGO Systems, Inc. of Enfield, Connecticut
    • Lenovo (United States), Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina
    • Lenovo Group Ltd. of China
    • Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. of Singapore
    • Mad Catz, Inc. of San Diego, California
    • Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Japan
    • Nintendo of America, Inc. of Redmond, Washington
    • Nyko Technologies, Inc. of Los Angeles, California
    • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia
    • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB of Sweden
    • Vivitek Corporation of San Jose, California
    • VTech Electronics North America, LLC of Arlington Heights, Illinois
    • VTech Holdings, Ltd. of Hong Kong
    • ViewSonic Corp., Ltd. of Walnut, California
    • WowWee Group Ltd. of Hong Kong
    • WowWee USA, Inc. of Carlsbad, California

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