On July 15, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Resealable Packages With Slider Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-962).

The investigation is based on a June 17, 2015 complaint filed by Reynolds Presto Products Inc. of Appleton, Wisconsin alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain resealable packages with slider devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,427,421; 6,524,002; and 7,311,443.  See our June 17, 2015 post for more details on the complaint. 

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Inteplast Group, Ltd. of Livingston, New Jersey and Minigrip, LLC of Alpharetta, Georgia as the respondents.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Bullock issued a notice indicating that Theodore R. Essex will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.