• ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-819) Regarding Certain Semiconductor Chips With DRAM Circuitry
  • December 19, 2011 | Author: Eric W. Schweibenz
  • Law Firm: Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. - Alexandria Office
  • On December 16, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Semiconductor Chips with DRAM Circuitry, and Modules and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-819).

    The investigation is based on a November 15, 2011 complaint filed by Elpida Memory, Inc and Elpida Memory (USA) Inc. - both of Sunnyvale, California (“Elpida”) -  alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain semiconductor chips with DRAM circuitry, and modules and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,150,689, 6,635,918, 6,555,861, 7,659,571, 7,713,828, 7,495,453, and 7,906,809.

    According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Nanya Technology Corporation of Taiwan and Nanya Technology Corporation U.S.A. of Santa Clara, California as the respondents in this investigation.  The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation.

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