By John Presper
On December 4, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 6 in Certain Food Waste Disposers and Components and Packaging Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-838).

According to the Order, ALJ Pender granted Complainant Emerson Electric Co.’s (“Emerson”) motion for partial termination of the current investigation against Respondent Anaheim Manufacturing Co.  Specifically, ALJ Pender granted the motion to terminate the investigation with respect to Emerson’s allegations of infringement of U.S. Patent No. D535,850, trademark infringement by inducement, and trademark dilution.  The remaining allegations in the investigation are trade dress infringement of the Badger Trade Dress and the Evolution Trade Dress, and passing off.