By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
On June 17, 2020, Hyper Ice, Inc. of Irvine, California (“Hyper Ice”) filed a complaint (part 1, part 2, and part 3) requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the “Proposed Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain percussive massage devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 10,561,574; D855,822; and D886,317:

  • Addaday LLC of Santa Monica, California
  • Performance Health Systems LLC of Northbrook, Illinois
  • WODFitters of Lorton, Virginia
  • Massino Motor Sports, LLC of Garland, Texas
  • Kinghood International Logistics, Inc. of La Mirada, California
  • Manybo Ecommerce Ltd. of China
  • Shenzhen Let Us Win-Win Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • Shenzhen Infein Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • Hong Kong Yongxu Capital Management Co., Ltd. of China
  • Laiwushiyu Xinuan Trading Co. of China
  • Shenzhen QingYueTang E-commerce Co., Ltd. of China
  • Shenzhen Shiluo Trading Co., Ltd. of China
  • Kula eCommerce Co., Ltd. of China
  • Fu Si of China
  • Shenzhen Qifeng Technology Co., Ltd. of China
  • Rechar, Inc. of Strasburg, Colorado
  • Ning Chen of China
  • Opove of Azusa, California
  • Shenzhen Shufang E-Commerce Co., Ltd. of China

According to the complaint, the asserted patents generally relate to therapeutic handheld percussive massage devices for applying percussive massage to a person’s body. Hyper Ice is requesting that the Commission issue a permanent general exclusion order (or, in the alternative, a permanent limited exclusion order) and a permanent cease and desist order directed at the Proposed Respondents.