By Eric Schweibenz
On April 23, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Gaming And Entertainment Consoles, Related Software, And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-752).

By way of background, the investigation is based on a November 22, 2010 complaint filed by Motorola Mobility, Inc. alleging that Microsoft Corp. (“Microsoft”) violated Section 337 by infringing various patents.  The complaint named certain models of Microsoft’s popular Xbox product as infringing devices.  See our November 24, 2010 post for more details.

According to the notice, ALJ Shaw held a violation of Section 337 has occurred in this investigation by Microsoft by reason of infringement of certain valid claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,357,571, 6,069,896, 6,980,596, and 7,162,094.  ALJ Shaw further held that the domestic industry requirement is satisfied with respect to all asserted patents.

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