On June 5, 2012, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice determining to terminate the investigation with a final determination of no violation in Certain Reduced Ignition Proclivity Cigarette Paper Wrappers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-756). 

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (“Schweitzer”) and the remaining Respondents are Julius Glatz GmbH, LIPtec GmbH, and KneX Worldwide LLC (collectively, “Glatz”).  In the ID, ALJ Gildea determined that no violation of Section 337 had occurred by Glatz in the importation into the U.S., sale for importation, or sale within the U.S. after importation of certain reduced ignition proclivity cigarette paper wrappers and products containing same that allegedly infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,878,753 (the ‘753 patent) and 6,725,867 (the ‘867 patent).  See our February 29, 2012 post for more details.  On April 2, 2012, the Commission issued a notice determining to review the ID in part.  See our April 4, 2012 post for more details.

According to the June 5 notice, the Commission “determined to terminate the investigation with a final determination of no violation of section 337.”