On February 27, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps, Products Containing Same and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-872).
The investigation is based on a January 28, 2013 complaint and February 15, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Andrzej Bobel and Neptun Light, Inc. – both of Lake Forest, Illinois – alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain compact fluorescent reflector lamps (“reflector CFLs”) and products and components containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,053,540. See our January 30, 2013 post for more details on the complaint.
According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents in this investigation:
- Maxlite, Inc. of West Caldwell, New Jersey
- Technical Consumer Products, Inc. of Aurora, Ohio
- Satco Products, Inc. of Brentwood, New York
- Litetronics International, Inc. of Alsip, Illinois
The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation.
Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.