On September 2, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Loom Kits For Creating Linked Articles (Inv. No. 337-TA-923).
By way of background, the investigation is based on a July 1, 2014 complaint filed by Choon's Design Inc. ("CDI") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain loom kits for creating linked articles that infringe claims 2-4 of U.S. Patent No. 8,485,565. See our July 2, 2014 and August 5, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a motion filed by CDI to terminate the investigation as to Respondent Creative Kidstuff LLC ("CK") based on a withdrawal of the complaint as to CK. According to the Order, CDI confirmed that CK "never imported a product known as DY Loom Bands Colorful kit nor has it owned the store that sells this product."