In the Matter of Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices, Related Software, and Components Thereof; Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 21, 2011, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington. An amended complaint and additional exhibits were filed on April 8, 2011 and April 12, 2011. The complaint, as amended, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain handheld electronic computing devices, related software, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,778,372 (``the '372 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 5,889,522 (``the '522 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,339,780 (``the '780 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,891,551 (``the '551 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 6,957,233 (``the '233 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue an exclusion order and a cease and desist order.