Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing Same Institution of Investigation Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on June 21, 2013, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Knowles Electronic, LLC of Itasca, Illinois. A supplement to the complaint was filed on July 9, 2013. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 silicon microphone packages and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,439,616 (``the `616 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,018,049 (``the `049 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,121,331 (``the `331 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 a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.