By Eric Schweibenz
On September 26, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued a notice regarding the Final Initial Determination ("ID") in Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-895).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by A&J Manufacturing, LLC and A&J Manufacturing, Inc. (collectively, "A&J") alleging violation of Section 337 by over 20 proposed respondents in the importation and sale of certain multiple mode outdoor grills and parts thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,381,712, D660,646 and D662,773.  See our August 22, 2013 and September 23, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.

According to the notice, ALJ Shaw "determined that a violation of [S]ection 337 has occurred with respect to some but not all respondents because certain accused products infringe at least one asserted claim of U.S. Patent No. 8,381,712, while certain accused products do not infringe any asserted claim."

The notice issued by ALJ Shaw released only limited information.  We will provide more information after the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.