By Eric Schweibenz
On September 18, 2012, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-854).

The investigation is based on an August 17, 2012 complaint and a September 6, 2012 supplement to the complaint filed by BriarTek IP, Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain two-way global satellite communication devices, systems, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,991,380.  See our August 21, 2012 post for more details.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the ITC has identified Delorme Publishing Company, Inc. and Delorme InReach LLC—both of Yarmouth, Maine—and Yellowbrick Tracking Ltd. of the United Kingdom as the respondents in this investigation.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Robert K. Rogers, Jr. will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.