By Eric Schweibenz
On April 15, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Digital Set-Top Boxes and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-712).

The investigation is based on a March 16, 2010 complaint and an April 6, 2010 amended complaint filed by Verizon Communications Inc. of New York, New York and Verizon Services Corp. of Arlington, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain digital set-top boxes and components thereof that allegedly infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,666,293, 5,635,979, 6,381,748, 6,367,078, and 7,561,214.  See our March 17, 2010 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Cablevision Systems Corp. of Bethpage, New York as the respondent in this investigation.

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

Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that ALJ E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.