By Eric Schweibenz
On December 23, 2010, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination on Violation ("ID") in Certain MEMS Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-700).

By way of background, the Complainant in this matter is Analog Devices, Inc.  The Respondents are Knowles Electronics LLC (“Knowles”) and Mouser Electronics, Inc.

According to the notice, ALJ Rogers determined that a violation of Section 337 had occurred.  Specifically, ALJ Rogers determined that the “accused Knowles process infringes claims 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 of U.S. Pat. No. 7,364,942.”

ALJ Rogers also determined that there was no violation of Section 337 with respect to U.S. Patent No. 7,220,614.

The notice issued by ALJ Rogers released only the conclusions of law in the ID.  We will provide additional information after the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.