December 20, 2023
News Release 23-115
Inv. No(s). 337-TA-1383
Contact: Elizabeth Nesbitt, 202-205-1819
USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Electronic Eyewear Products and Components Thereof

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) voted to institute an investigation of certain electronic eyewear products and components thereof. 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 Ingeniospec of San Jose, CA, on November 20, 2023. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain electronic eyewear products and components thereof that infringe patents asserted by the complainant. The complainant requests that the USITC issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. 

The USITC has identified the following respondents in this investigation:

  • Ampere LLC of Dover, DE;
  • Ampere Technologies, Inc., of Dover, DE; 
  • GGTR LLC of Dover, DE;  
  • Gogotoro LLC of Brooklyn, NY;  
  • Zhuhai Wicue Technology Co., Ltd., of Guangdong, China;  
  • Bose Corporation of Framingham, MA;  
  • Epson America, Inc., of Los Alamitos, CA; 
  • Seiko Epson Corporation of Nagano, Japan; 
  • Everysight Ltd. of Haifa, Israel;  
  • Everysight US Inc. of New York, NY;  
  • Quanta Computer Incorporated of Taoyuan City, Taiwan;  
  • Lenovo (United States), Inc., of Morrisville, NC; 
  • Lenovo Group Limited of Quarry Bay, Hong Kong;  
  • Lenovo Information Products (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., of Shenzhen, China; 
  • Lucyd Ltd. of London, United Kingdom; 
  • Innovative Eyewear, Inc., of North Miami, FL; 
  • Luxottica Group S.p.A. of Milan, Italy; 
  • Luxottica of America, Inc., of Mason, OH;
  • Magic Leap, Inc., of Plantation, FL; 
  • Razer Inc. of Irvine, CA; 
  • Razer USA Ltd. of Irvine, CA; 
  • TCL Technology Group Corporation of Guangdong, China; 
  • TCL Electronics Holdings Limited of Shatin New Territories, Hong Kong;  
  • Falcon Innovation Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., of Shenzhen, Guangdong, China; 
  • ThirdEye Gen, Inc., of Princeton, NJ; 
  • Vuzix Corporation of West Henrietta, NY; 
  • XREAL, Inc., of Sunnyvale, CA; 
  • EXREAL Technology Limited of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; and 
  • Matrixed Reality Technology Co., Ltd., of Jiangsu, China.

By instituting this investigation (337-TA-1383), the USITC has not yet made any decision on the merits of the case. The USITC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge will assign the case to one of the USITC’s administrative law judges (ALJ), who will schedule and hold an evidentiary hearing. The ALJ will make an initial determination as to whether there is a violation of section 337; that initial determination is subject to review by the Commission. 

The USITC will make a final determination in the investigation at the earliest practicable time. Within 45 days after institution of the investigation, the USITC will set a target date for completing the investigation. USITC remedial orders in section 337 cases are effective when issued and become final 60 days after issuance unless disapproved for policy reasons by the U.S. Trade Representative within that 60-day period.

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