By Eric Schweibenz
On November 23, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Devices And Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-750).

The investigation is based on an October 29, 2010 complaint filed by Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile devices and related software that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,812,828, 7,663,607, and 5,379,430.  See our November 2, 2010 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Motorola, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois and Motorola Mobility, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois as respondents in this investigation.

In addition, Benjamin Levi of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is identified in the Notice of Investigation as the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.