By Eric Schweibenz
On June 30, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Microprocessors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-781).

The investigation is based on a May 31, 2011 complaint filed by X2Y Attenuators, LLC of Erie, Pennsylvania alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain microprocessors, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,738,249, 7,110,227, 7,609,500, 7,733,621 and 7,916,444.  See our June 1, 2011 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:

  • Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, California

  • Componentes Intel de Costa Rica S.A. of Costa Rica

  • Intel Malaysia Sdn. Bhd of Malaysia

  • Intel (Philippines) of the Philippines

  • Intel Products (Chengdu) Ltd. of China

  • Intel Products (Shanghai) Ltd. of China

  • Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California

  • Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California