On November 17, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Air Mattress Systems, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-971).
The investigation is based on an October 16, 2015 complaint filed by Select Comfort Corp. of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Select Comfort SC Corp. of Greenville, South Carolina alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain air mattress systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,904,172 and 7,389,554. See our October 19, 2015 post for more details on the complaint.
According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Sizewise Rentals LLC of Kansas City, Missouri, American National Manufacturing Inc. of Corona, California, Dires LLC of Orlando, Florida, and Dires LLC d/b/a Personal Comfort Beds of Orlando, Florida as the respondents.
Lastly, Chief ALJ Bullock issued a notice indicating that he will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.