By Eric Schweibenz
On July 22, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Static Random Access Memories and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-792).

The investigation is based on an June 10, 2011 complaint, a June 27, 2011 amended complaint, a June 28, 2011 letter supplementing the amended complaint, and a July 13, 2011 second amended complaint filed by Cypress Semiconductor Corporation of San Jose, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain Static Random Access Memories (SRAM) and products containing same that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,534,805, 6,651,134, 7,142,477, and 6,262,937.  See our June 15, 2011 post for more details.

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

  • GSI Technology, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California

  • Alcatel-Lucent of Paris, France

  • Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. of Murray Hill, New Jersey

  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Stockholm, Sweden

  • Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas

  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois

  • Motorola Mobility, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois

  • Arrow Electronics, Inc. of Melville, New York

  • Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. of Melville, New York

  • Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, California

  • Hewlett Packard Company/Tipping Point of Palo Alto, California

  • Avnet, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona

  • Nokia Siemens Networks US, LLC of Irving, Texas

  • Nokia Siemens Networks B.V. of the Netherlands

  • Tellabs of Naperville, Illinois

The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation.

Further, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.