By Eric Schweibenz
On April 29, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Large Scale Integrated Circuit Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-716).

The investigation is based on an April 1, 2010 complaint filed by Panasonic Corporation, Ltd. of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain large scale integrated circuit semiconductor chips and products containing same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,933,364 and U.S. Patent No. 6,834,336.  See our April 2, 2010 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:

  • Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. of Austin, Texas

  • Freescale Semiconductor Japan Ltd. of Japan

  • Freescale Semiconductor Xiqing Integrated Semiconductor Manufacturing Site of China

  • Freescale Semiconductor Innovation Center of China

  • Freescale Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn. of Malaysia

  • Freescale Semiconductor Pte. Ltd. of Singapore

  • Freescale Semiconductor Taiwan Ltd. of Taiwan

  • Mouser Electronics, Inc. of Mansfield, Texas

  • Premier Farnell Corporation d/b/a Newark of Independence, Ohio

  • Motorola Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois

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