On February 3, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 106 (dated January 31, 2014) in Certain Wiper Blades (Inv. No. 337-TA-816).

By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed by Robert Bosch LLC (“Bosch”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation and sale of certain “flat” or “beam-type” wiper blade devices that infringe one or more claims of the asserted patents.  See our October 27, 2011 and November 28, 2011 posts for more details on Bosch’s complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively. 

According to the Order, Bosch and Respondents ADM21 Co., Ltd., ADM 21 Co. (North America) Ltd., Cequent Consumer Products, Inc., Daewoo International Corp., and RainEater, LLC (collectively, “ADM”) jointly moved to stay the evidentiary hearing in view of a settlement agreement that has been reached between the parties.  ALJ Bullock noted that Bosch and ADM are the only remaining private parties and the Commission Investigative Staff did not oppose the motion.  Accordingly, ALJ Bullock granted the joint motion.