The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain digital video receivers, broadband gateways, and related hardware and software components. The products at issue in the investigation are described in the Commission’s notice of investigation.
The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Rovi Corporation and Rovi Guides, Inc., both of San Jose, CA, on April 26, 2019. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain digital video receivers, broadband gateways, and related hardware and software components that infringe patents asserted by the complainants. The complainants request that the USITC issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.
The USITC has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
Comcast Corporation of Philadelphia, PA;
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, of Philadelphia, PA;
Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC, of Philadelphia, PA; and
Comcast Holdings Corporation of Philadelphia, PA.