On June 4, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-847).

The investigation is based on a May 2, 2012 complaint filed on behalf of the Nokia Corporation of Finland; Nokia, Inc., of Sunnyvale, California; and Intellisync Corporation of Sunnyvale, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices, including mobile phones and tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,570,369; 5,884,190; 6,141,664; 6,393,260; 6,728,530; 7,106,293; 7,209,911; 7,366,529; and 7,415,247.  See our May 3, 2012 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified HTC Corporation of Taiwan; HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington; and Exedea, Inc. of Houston, Texas as respondents in this investigation.

The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation.

Additionally, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.