By Eric Schweibenz
On October 23, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) 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 the notice, ALJ Pender determined, inter alia, that “there is no violation of Section 337 with respect to the ’336 patent”; and “there is a violation of Section 337 with respect to the ’319 patent.” ALJ Pender also indicated in the notice that a “complete public version of the [ID] will issue when all the parties have submitted their redactions and I have had an opportunity to review such redactions.”