By Eric Schweibenz
On February 3, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a Notice of Investigation regarding institution of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Modules and Products Containing the Same, and Methods for Making the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-702).

The investigation is based on a January 8, 2010 complaint filed by Sharp Corporation of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain liquid crystal display (“LCD”) modules and products containing the same, and methods for making the same which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,379,140, 6,141,075, 7,283,192, 5,670,994, and 7,408,588.  See our January 11, 2010 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, and Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. of San Jose, California as the respondents in this investigation.

Further, Anne Goalwin of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.