On October 12, 2016, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 20 in Certain Quartz Slabs and Portions Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-996).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 14, 2016 complaint filed by Cambria Company LLC (“Cambria”) of Belle Plaine, Minnesota alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain quartz slabs and portions thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. D712,670; D713,154; D737,058; D737,576; D737,577; and D738,630. See our April 14, 2016 and May 13, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 20, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Cambria and Respondent Wilsonart LLC (“Wilsonart”) to terminate the investigation as to Wilsonart based upon a settlement agreement between the parties.