• ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-744) Regarding Certain Mobile Devices
  • November 5, 2010 | Author: Eric W. Schweibenz
  • Law Firm: Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. - Alexandria Office
  • On November 2, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-744).

    The investigation is based on an October 1, 2010 complaint and October 12, 2010 amended complaint filed by Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile devices, associated software, and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,579,517, 5,758,352, 6,621,746, 6,826,762, 6,909,910, 7,644,376, 5,664,133, 6,578,054, and 6,370,566.  See our October 5, 2010 post for more details.

    According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Motorola, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois and Motorola Mobility, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois as respondents in this investigation.

    Additionally, Juan Cockburn 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.