By John Presper
On December 3, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 14 in Certain Ink Application Devices and Components Thereof and Methods of Using The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-832).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock denied a motion filed by Respondent T-Tech Tattoo Device, Inc. (“T-Tech”) for summary determination that Complainants have not satisfied the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement with respect to the asserted patents.  ALJ Bullock noted that Ground Rule 3.1 requires a moving party to include a separate memorandum of points and authorities in support of the motion.  According to the Order, T-Tech’s motion failed to include the required memorandum.  Accordingly, ALJ Bullock denied T-Tech’s motion for failure to comply with Ground Rule 3.1.