By Eric Schweibenz
On January 25, 2018, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 34 in Certain Robotic Vacuum Cleaning Devices and Components Thereof Such As Spare Parts (Inv. No. 337-TA-1057).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 18, 2017 complaint filed by iRobot Corp. of Bedford, Massachusetts 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 of certain robotic vacuum cleaning devices and components thereof such as spare parts that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,809,490; 7,155,308; 8,474,090; 8,600,553; 9,038,233; and 9,486,924. See our April 26, 2017 and May 22, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 34, ALJ Pender granted a joint motion filed by Complainant and Respondent Bissell Homecare, Inc. based on a settlement agreement.