By Eric Schweibenz
On August 8, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 11 in Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-830).

By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by Neptun Light, Inc. and Andrzej Bobel (collectively, “Complainants”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation and sale of certain dimmable compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,434,480 and 8,035,318.  See our February 23, 2012 post for more details.

In the Order, ALJ Pender granted a motion filed by Complainants to terminate the investigation based on the withdrawal of the complaint as to Respondents TCP China, Shanghai Jensing Electron Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd., and TCP (Shanghai) Tiancanbao Lighting Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd. as these entities are not proper parties to the Investigation.

The Investigation remains pending against other respondents.