On October 21, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Dental Implants (Inv. No. 337-TA-934).

The investigation is based on a September 25, 2014 complaint filed by Nobel Biocare Services AG of Switzerland and Nobel Biocare USA, LLC of Yorba Linda, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain dental implants that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,714,977 and 8,764,443.  See our September 29, 2014 post for more details on the complaint. 

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified JJGC Indústria e Comércio de Materiais Dentários S/A of Brazil and Neodent USA, Inc. of Andover, Massachusetts as the respondents in this matter.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.