By Eric Schweibenz
On June 30, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Device Packages, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1010).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Tessera Technologies, Inc., Tessera, Inc., and Invensas Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain semiconductor devices, semiconductor device packages, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,856,007; 6,849,946; and 6,133,136. See our May 24, 2016 and July 1, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the June 30, 2017 notice:
On this date, I have issued an initial determination on violation of section 337 in this investigation pursuant to Commission Rule 210.42( a)(1 )(i). For the reasons discussed therein, it is my final initial determination that there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. § 1337, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and/or the sale within the United States after importation of certain semiconductor devices and semiconductor device packages, and products containing same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,849,946 (the "'946 patent"). There is no violation with respect to U.S. Patent No. 6,133,136 (the "'136 patent") or U.S. Patent No. 6,856,007 (the "'007 patent").