On January 4, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Arrowheads With Arcuate Blades and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1033).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2016 complaint filed by Flying Arrow Archery, LLC of Belgrade, Montana alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain arrowheads with arcuate blades and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,920,269; D713,919 S; and D729,336 S. See our December 6, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Dongguan hong Song hardware and Sandum Precision Industry (China) Co., Ltd. (In-Sail), both of China, as well as several individuals in China and one individual in the U.S. as the respondents in this investigation.

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