By Eric Schweibenz
On February 17, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Telephones And Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, and Components Thereof  (Inv. No. 337-TA-703).

The investigation is based on a January 14, 2010 complaint and February 4, 2010 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, New York alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile telephones and wireless communication devices featuring digital cameras, and components thereof which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218.  See our January 15, 2010 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Research in Motion, Ltd. of Canada, Research In Motion Corporation of Irving, Texas, and Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California as the respondents in this investigation.

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

Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.