By Eric Schweibenz
On September 6, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 15 in Certain Basketball Backboard Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1040).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 30, 2016 complaint filed by Lifetime Products, Inc. of Clearfield, Utah 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 basketball backboard components and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of Lifetime’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,749,111; 8,845,463; and 8,852,034. See our January 12, 2017 and February 10, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 15, ALJ Lord granted a joint motion filed by Complainant and Respondents Russell Brands LLC and Reliable Sports Equipment (Wujiang) Co. Ltd to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.