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By Eric Schweibenz
On January 30, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Graphics Processors and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1099).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 29, 2017 complaint filed by ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd. of Bermuda alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain graphics processors and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,181,355; 6,900,800; 8,144,156; and 8,643,659. See our January 2, 2018 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as respondents in this matter:

  • ASUSTek Computer Inc. of Taiwan
  • ASUS Computer International of Fremont, California
  • EVGA Corp. of Brea, California
  • Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • G.B.T. Inc. of City of Industry, California
  • Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. of Taiwan
  • MSI Computer Corp. of City of Industry, California
  • Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Japan
  • Nintendo of America Inc. of Redmond, Washington
  • Nvidia Corp. of Santa Clara, California
  • PNY Technologies Inc. of Parsippany, New Jersey
  • Zotac International (MCO) Ltd. of Macau
  • Zotac USA Inc. of Duarte, California

The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in the investigation.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.
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