By Eric Schweibenz
On July 29, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 5 in Certain Lip Balm Products, Containers for Lip Balm, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-961).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 12, 2015 complaint filed by eos Products, LLC and The Kind Group LLC alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain lip balm products, containers for lip balm, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,888,391.  See our June 15, 2015 and July 14, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 5, ALJ Lord granted a joint motion filed by Complainants and Respondents Dollar Tree, Inc. and Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. based on a settlement agreement.