By Eric Schweibenz
On July 24, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 53 in Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-895).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by A&J Manufacturing, LLC and A&J Manufacturing, Inc. (collectively, "A&J") alleging violation of Section 337 by over 20 proposed respondents in the importation and sale of certain multiple mode outdoor grills and parts thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,381,712, D660,646 and D662,773. See our August 22, 2013 and September 23, 2013 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by A&J and Respondent GHP Group, Inc. based on a Consent Order Stipulation and proposed Consent Order, and confidential Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release and Patent License Agreement.

The Investigation continues against the remaining respondents.