By Eric Schweibenz
On March 20, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 in Certain Handheld Magnifiers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-901).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 26, 2013 complaint filed by Freedom Scientific, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by Respondents Aumed Group Corp. and Aumed Inc. (collectively, “Aumed”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain handheld magnifiers and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. D624,107 and 8,264,598.  See our September 27, 2013 and November 12, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 4, Aumed filed a motion to terminate the investigation based on a consent order stipulation and proposed consent order.  The Commission Investigative Staff did not oppose Aumed’s motion.  ALJ Pender determined that the consent order stipulation and proposed consent order did not pose any public interest concerns and thus granted Aumed’s motion.