By Eric Schweibenz
On December 11, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 11 in Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Including Downscan And Sidescan Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-921).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 9, 2014 complaint filed by Navico, Inc. and Navico Holding AS (collectively, "Navico") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain marine sonar imaging devices, including downscan and sidescan devices, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,305,840; 8,300,499; and 8,605,550.  See our June 10, 2014 and July 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, Navico filed a motion to terminate this investigation as to Respondent Garmin North America, Inc. ("Garmin NA").  In support of its motion, Navico argued that Garmin NA 'is not, and has never been, involved in the importation, sale for importation, or sale after importation of the Accused Products."  Navico also noted that the "sole purpose" of its motion was to narrow the scope of the investigation.  Lastly, Navico noted that the other Respondents in this case did not oppose the motion.  Accordingly, ALJ Shaw granted Navico's motion to terminate the investigation as to Garmin NA.