On July 22, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Flat Panel Display Devices, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-793).
The investigation is based on an June 27, 2011 complaint and a July 12, 2011 letter supplementing the complaint filed by AU Optronics Corporation of Taiwan and AU Optronics Corporation America of Milpitas, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain flat panel display devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,281,955, 7,697,093, 7,286,192, 6,818,967, 7,199,854, and 7,663,729. See our June 28, 2011 post for more details.
According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea
- Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
- AT&T, Inc. of Dallas, Texas
- Best Buy Co., Inc. of Richfield, Minnesota
- BrandsMart USA, Inc. of Hollywood, Florida
In addition, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.