By Eric Schweibenz
On February 24, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Set-Top Boxes, and Hardware and Software Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-761).

The investigation is based on a January 24, 2011 complaint filed by Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain set-top boxes and hardware and software components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,585,838, 5,731,844, 6,028,604, and 5,758,258.  See our January 25, 2011 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified TiVo Inc. of Alviso, California  as the Respondent in this investigation.

Further, Thomas S. Fusco 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 E. James Gildea will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.