By Eric Schweibenz
On January 27, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Mobile Telephones and Modems (Inv. No. 337-TA-758).

The investigation is based on a December 28, 2010 complaint filed by Sony Corporation of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain mobile telephones and modems that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,311,092, 5,907,604, 6,263,205, 6,507,611, 6,674,464, 7,839,447, and 6,674,732.  See our January 4, 2011 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California as respondents in this investigation.

In addition, Mareesa A. Frederick 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 Charles E. Bullock will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.