By Eric Schweibenz
On January 23, 2018, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 9 in Certain Pool And Spa Enclosures (Inv. No. 337-TA-1069).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2017 complaint filed by Aqua Shield, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation of certain pool and spa enclosures that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,637,160. See our May 12, 2017 and September 13, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant and the Respondents to terminate the investigation in its entirety as to all Respondents based on a settlement agreement.