On September 4, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice of the Initial Determination ("ID") in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).
By way of background, the investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by ARM Enterprises, Inc. and Adrian Rivera alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320. See our August 6, 2014 and September 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to the notice, ALJ Essex determined that no violation of Section 337 has occurred in in the importation in the U.S., the sale for importation, or the sale in the U.S. after importation of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320. The notice issued by ALJ Essex includes only limited information about the ID. We will provide further information after the public version of the ID issues.