By Eric Schweibenz
On December 31, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain MEMS Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-700).

The investigation is based on a December 1, 2009 complaint, a December 9, 2009 supplement to the complaint, and a December 22, 2009 amendment to the complaint filed by Analog Devices, Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts.  The complaint alleges violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain MEMS devices and products containing the same which allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,220,614 and 7,364,942.  See our December 3, 2009 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Knowles Electronics LLC of Itasca, Illinois and Mouser Electronics, Inc. of Mansfield, Texas as respondents in this investigation.

Further, Lisa A. Murray of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified on the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.

Additionally, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice assigning ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. as the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.