By Eric Schweibenz
On July 26, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Video Analytics Software, Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-852).

The investigation is based on a June 27, 2012 complaint and a July 9, 2012 letter supplementing the complaint filed by ObjectVideo, Inc. of Reston, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain video analytics software, systems, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,696,945, 6,970,083, 7,868,912, and 7,932,923.  See our June 28, 2012 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Pelco, Inc. of Clovis, California as the sole respondent in this investigation.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.