By Eric Schweibenz
On October 15, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing that it voted to institute an investigation of Certain Dual Access Locks and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-689).

According to the Notice of Investigation, the investigation is based on a September 15, 2009 complaint and October 5, 2009 amended complaint filed by Safe Skies, LLC of Brooklyn, New York and David Tropp of Brooklyn, New York (collectively, “Safe Skies”).  The amended complaint alleges violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S., the sale for importation, and the sale within the U.S. after importation of certain dual access locks and products containing same, which allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 7,021,537 and 7,036,728.

Further, according to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:

Additionally, Rett Snotherly of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations is the Investigative Attorney assigned to handle this investigation.

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