By Eric Schweibenz
On February 19, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Notebook Computer Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-705).

The investigation is based on a January 19, 2010 complaint filed by Toshiba Corporation of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain notebook computer products and components thereof which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,156,693 and 5,430,867.  See our January 20, 2010 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Wistron Corporation of Taiwan, Wistron InfoComm (Texas) Corporation of Grapevine, Texas, and Wistron InfoComm Technology (America) Corporation of Flower Mound, Texas as the respondents in this investigation.

Further, David O. Lloyd 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 ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.