On June 14, the Commission instituted Inv. No. 337-TA-777, Certain Muzzle Loading Firearms and Components Thereof, based on a complaint and motion for temporary relief filed May 11, 2011 by Thomson/Center Arms Co., Inc. and Smith & Wesson Corp. The patents asserted in the investigation are U.S. Patent Nos. 7,908,781; 7,814,694; 7,140,138; 6,604,311; 5,782,030; and 5,639,981.  The respondents are Dikar Sociedad Cooperativa Limitada; Bergara Barrels Europe; Blackpower Products Inc.; Connecticut Valley Arms; Bergara Barrels North America; Ardesa Firearms; and Traditional Sporting Goods d/b/a Traditions Sporting Firearms. The case has been assigned to ALJ Rogers, who issued an order finding the case "more complicated" due to the request for temporary relief.  Trial on the motion for temporary relief was set for August 8, 2011.  A pre-hearing conference has been scheduled for July 12, 2011.