By Eric Schweibenz
On December 16, 2010, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination in Certain Multimedia Display and Navigation Devices and Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-694).

By way of background, the Complainants in this investigation are Pioneer Corporation and Pioneer Electronics (USA), Inc. and the Respondents are Garmin International, Inc. and Garmin Corp.

According to the notice, ALJ Charneski determined that there is no violation of Section 337.  Specifically, ALJ Charneski determined, inter alia, that (i) “Respondents’ accused products do not infringe the asserted claims of the ‘448 patent, ‘951 patent, and the ‘592 patent,” (ii) “[i]t has not been shown by clear and convincing evidence that any claim of the ‘592 patent is invalid due to obviousness or lack of written description,” and (iii) “[t]he domestic industry requirement is satisfied with respect to the ‘448 patent, ‘951 patent, and the ‘592 patent.”

We will provide additional information after the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.