By Eric Schweibenz
On February 3, 2016, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 37 in Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-959).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2015 complaint filed by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. (“Complainant”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric skin care devices, brushes and chargers therefor, and kits containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,320,691; 7,386,906; and D523,809, in addition to infringing PBL's trade dress.  See our May 11, 2015 and June 19, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 37, ALJ Lord granted a joint motion filed by Complainant and Respondents Michael Todd LP and MTTO LLC (collectively, “MTTO”) to terminate the investigation as to MTTO based on a settlement agreement.