By Eric Schweibenz
On March 8, 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Display Devices, Including Digital Televisions and Monitors (Inv. No. 337-TA-765).

The investigation is based on a February 9, 2011 complaint filed by Sony Corporation of Japan alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain display devices, including digital televisions and monitors that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,731,847, 5,583,577, RE 40,468, and 6,661,472.  See our February 11, 2011 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of New Jersey as the respondents in 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.