• ALJ Bullock Issues Remand Initial Determination In Certain Static Random Access Memories (337-TA-792)
  • March 7, 2013
  • Law Firm: Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier Neustadt L.L.P. - Alexandria Office
  • On February 25, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice regarding the Remand Initial Determination on Validity and Enforceability (“RID”) in Certain Static Random Access Memories and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-792).

    By way of background, the Complainant in this matter is Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and the remaining Respondents are GSI Technology, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Avnet, Inc.  The patents at issue in the investigation are U.S. Patent Nos. 6,651,134 (the ‘134 patent); 6,262,937 (the ‘937 patent); 7,142,477 (the ‘477 patent); and 6,534,805 (the ‘805 patent).  See our July 26, 2011 post for more information about this investigation.  On December 21, 2012, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) determined to review ALJ Bullock’s October 25, 2013 Initial Determination (“ID”) which found no violation of Section 337.  Further, the Commission issued an order remanding the investigation back to ALJ Bullock.  Specifically, the Commission determined to review the “final ID in its entirety” and remand the investigation to the ALJ to consider the parties’ invalidity and unenforceability arguments and make appropriate findings.  See our December 28, 2012 post for more details on the Commission’s notice.

    According to the February 25 notice of RID, ALJ Bullock determined that the ‘805 patent, the ‘134 patent, the ‘477 patent, and the ‘937 patent are valid.  ALJ Bullock further determined that the ‘477 patent is enforceable.

    The notice issued by ALJ Bullock released only the information noted above.  We will provide additional information after the public version of the RID issues in its entirety.