By Eric Schweibenz
On June 30, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 6 in Certain Muzzle-Loading Firearms and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-777).

In the Order, ALJ Rogers denied Complainant Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc.’s (“Thompson/Center”) motion to terminate the investigation in part with respect to U.S. Patent Nos. 7,908,781 and 7,140,138.  No other parties to the investigation opposed the motion.

According to the Order, ALJ Rogers denied Thompson/Center’s motion as defective for failure to include the required language from Commission Rule 210.21(a)(1) regarding whether or not there are agreements, written or oral, express or implied between the parties concerning the subject matter of the investigation.