On July 12, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination on Violation (“ID”) in Certain Integrated Circuits, Chipsets, and Products Containing Same Including Televisions (Inv. No. 337-TA-786).
By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by Complainant Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (“Freescale”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S., sale for importation, and/or sale within the U.S. after importation of certain integrated circuits, integrated circuit chipsets, and products containing the same, including televisions, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,467,455. See our December 2, 2011 post for more details. The remaining respondents in this investigation are MediaTek Inc. and Zoran Corp.
According to the notice, ALJ Rogers determined that there is no violation of Section 337 in this investigation with respect to U.S. Patent No. 5,467,455 (the ‘455 patent). More specifically, ALJ Rogers found that an industry does not exist in the U.S. that exploits the ‘455 patent. ALJ Rogers also found claims 9 and 10 of the ‘455 patent to be invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 103.
The notice issued by ALJ Rogers released only the conclusions of law in the ID. We will provide additional information after the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.