New IPR Infringement Investigation of Non-Volatile Memory Devices
The International Trade Commission has instituted investigation 337-TA-909 to determine whether imports of certain non-volatile memory devices and products containing same are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are used in products such as automotive components, “infotainment” systems, access points, wireless local area network controllers, and network gateway systems.
Complainants Macronix International Co. Ltd. and Macronix America Inc. request that after this investigation the ITC issue a general exclusion order, which would direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prohibit the entry of the infringing products into the U.S., and cease and desist orders, which would require the named respondents to cease actions that violate Section 337, including selling infringing imported articles out of U.S. inventory. The respondents in this investigation are located in Thailand, the United Kingdom, Germany and the U.S.