On June 21, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Bar Code Readers, Scan Engines, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1061).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 23, 2017 complaint filed by Honeywell International, Inc. of Morris Plains, New Jersey, Hand Held Products, Inc. d/b/a Honeywell Scanning & Mobility of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. of Fort Mill, South Carolina 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 of certain barcode readers, scan engines, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,832,725; 8,511,572; 7,148,923; 7,527,206; 8,646,692; and 9,323,969. See our June 7, 2017 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified The Code Corporation of Draper, Utah and Cortex Pte Ltd. of Singapore as the respondents in this matter. 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 Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that David P. Shaw will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this matter.