By Eric Schweibenz
On December 17, 2010, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Gaming And Entertainment Consoles, Related Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-752).

The investigation is based on a November 22, 2010 complaint and December 14 and 15, 2010 supplemental materials filed by Motorola Mobility, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain gaming and entertainment consoles, related software, and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,319,712, 5,357,571, 6,069,896, 6,980,596, and 7,162,094.  See our November 24, 2010 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington as the sole respondent in this investigation.

In addition, Anne Goalwin 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 Carl C. Charneski will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.