By Eric Schweibenz
On October 1, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 40 granting Complainants Standard Innovation (US) Corp. and Standard Innovation Corporation’s (collectively, “Standard”) motion to terminate the investigation as to Respondents Natural Contours Europe and Lelo Shanghai Trading Ltd. in Certain Kinesiotherapy Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-823).

According to the Order, Standard learned after filing the complaint that “Natural Contours and Lelo Shanghai are not entities that sell for importation into the United States, unlawfully import into the United States, and/or sell within the United States after importation certain specific kinesiotherapy devices, and components thereof.”  Standard further stated that it agreed to voluntarily withdraw its complaint against Natural Contours and Lelo Shanghai.  The Commission Investigative Staff did not oppose the motion.  Accordingly, ALJ Pender granted Standard’s motion.