By Eric Schweibenz
On December 20, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-744).

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is Microsoft Corporation and the Respondent is Motorola Mobility, Inc.

According to the notice, ALJ Essex held that a violation of Section 337 occurred in connection with the importation into the U.S., sale for importation, or sale within the U.S. after importation of certain mobile devices, associated software, and components thereof by reason of infringement of claims 1, 2, 5, and 6 of U.S. Patent No. 6,370,566.  ALJ Essex further determined that no such violation of Section 337 had occurred with respect to certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,758,352; 6,826,762; 6,909,910; 7,644,376; 5,664,133; and 6,578,054.

The notice issued by ALJ Essex released only the information noted above.  We will provide additional information once the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.