By Eric Schweibenz
On November 22, 2010, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing the Same (337-TA-695).

The Complainant in this investigation is Knowles Electronics, LLC and the Respondent is Analog Devices, Inc.

According to the notice, ALJ Rogers held there was no violation of Section 337 in this investigation.  Specifically, ALJ Rogers determined that accused Analog products infringe claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 6,781,231 (the ‘231 patent), but that claim 1 is invalid pursuant to 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 and 103.  ALJ Rogers similarly determined that accused Analog products infringe claims 1, 2, 7, 16, 17, 18, and 20 of U.S. Patent No. 7,242,089 (‘089 patent), but that these claims are invalid pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 103.  ALJ Rogers further determined that an industry does not exist in the United States that exploits the ‘231 patent or the ‘089 patent as required by 19 U.S.C. § 1337(a)(2).

The notice issued by ALJ Rogers released only the conclusions of law from the ID.  We will provide additional information once the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.