By Eric Schweibenz
On February 14, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 15 in Certain Access Control Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1016).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 5, 2016 complaint filed by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. of Elmhurst, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain access control systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,161,319; 7,196,611; and 7,339,336. See our July 5, 2016 and August 12, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 15, ALJ Pender granted a motion filed by Complainant to terminate the investigation as to Respondents Techtronic Trading Limited and Techtronic Industries Factory Outlets, Inc., d/b/a Direct Tools Factory Outlet based on a withdrawal of the complaint as to these respondents under Commission Rule 210.21(a).