On September 9, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued a notice of the Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 in Certain Table Saws Incorporating Active Injury Mitigation Technology and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-965).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 16, 2015 complaint filed by SawStop, LLC and SD3, LLC alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain certain table saws incorporating active injury mitigation technology and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,225,712; 7,600,455; 7,610,836; 7,895,927; 8,011,279; and 8,191,450. See our July 16, 2015 and August 28, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
In the September 9, 2016 notice, ALJ Pender determined, inter alia, that:
it is my Initial Determination that there is a violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. § 1337, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain table saws incorporating active injury mitigation technology and components thereof, in connection with the asserted claims of U.S . Patent Nos. 7,895,927 and 8,011,279. Furthermore, it is my determination that a domestic industry in the United States exists that practices or exploits each of the asserted patents.
ALJ Pender's notice only released limited information. We will provide additional information after the public version of the ID is issued.