By Eric Schweibenz
On September 8, 2016, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 11 in Certain Hand Dryers And Housings For Hand Dryers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1015).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Excel Dryer Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for imporation, and/or selling within the U.S. after imporation certain hand dryers and housings for hand dryers that infringe Excel's trade dress.  See our June 27, 2016 and July 26, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, ALJ Essex granted a motion filed by Respondent Alpine Industries Inc. to terminate the investigation based on entry of a consent order.