On August 26, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Table Saws Incorporating Active Injury Mitigation Technology and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-965).

The investigation is based on a July 16, 2015 complaint filed by SawStop, LLC and SD3, LLC—both of Tualatin, Oregon 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 post for more details on the complaint. 

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Robert Bosch Tool Corp. of Mount Prospect, Illinois and Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany as the respondents. The Notice of Investigation further indicates that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation.

Lastly, Chief ALJ Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.