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 Wireless Communication System Server Software, Wireless Handheld Devices And Battery Packs (Inv. No. 337-TA-706).

The investigation is based on a January 22, 2010 complaint filed by  Motorola, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless communication system server software, wireless handheld devices and battery packs which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,319,712, 5,359,317, 5,569,550, 6,232,970, and 6,272,333.  See our January 25, 2010 post for more details.

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

Further, Bryan F. Moore 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 E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.

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