• ALJ Gildea Issues Initial Determination In Certain Video Displays (337-TA-687)
  • September 22, 2010 | Author: Eric W. Schweibenz
  • Law Firm: Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. - Alexandria Office
  • On September 17, 2010, ALJ E. James Gildea issued a notice regarding issuance of the Final Initial Determination and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond (“ID”) in Certain Video Displays, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-687).

    The Complainant in this investigation is LG Electronics, Inc.  The Respondents are Vizio, Inc., AmTran Technology Co., Ltd., and AmTran Logistics, Inc. (collectively the “Respondents”).

    According to the notice, ALJ Gildea determined that no violation of Section 337 had occurred by the Respondents in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain liquid crystal display and plasma flat screen televisions by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 24 and 25 of U.S. Patent No. 5,790,096 (the ‘096 patent), claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 5,459,522 (the ‘522 patent), and claims 1, 4, 5, and 11-13 of U.S. Patent No. 7,154,564 (the ‘564 patent).

    ALJ Gildea also determined that a violation of Section 337 had occurred by the Respondents in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain liquid crystal display and plasma flat screen televisions by reason of infringement of one or more of claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,537,612 (the ‘612 patent).

    Lastly, ALJ Gildea determined that a domestic industry exists that practices the ‘612 patent, the ‘522 patent, and the ‘564 patent, but not the ‘096 patent.

    The notice issued by ALJ Gildea released only the first two pages of the ID.  We will provide additional information after the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.