ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-818) Regarding Certain Devices With Secure Communication Capabilities.
On December 2, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Devices with Secure Communications Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same and Cameras (Inv. No. 337-TA-818).
The investigation is based on a November 4, 2011, complaint filed by VirnetX, Inc., of Zephyr Cove, Nevada alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain devices with secure communications capabilities, components thereof, and products containing the same, and cameras that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,051,181. See our November 8, 2011 post for more details.
According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, California as the respondent in this investigation.
Further, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that ALJ David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.