On January 7, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Rack Mountable Power Distribution Units (Inv. No. 337-TA-980).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 8, 2015 complaint filed by Server Technology, Inc. of Reno, Nevada (“STI”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain rack mountable power distribution units that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,162,521; 7,400,493; 7,414,329; 7,447,002; 7,567,430; 7,706,134; 8,541,906; 8,541,907; 8,601,291; and 8,694,272.  See our December 11, 2015 post for more details on the complaint. 

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Raritan Americas, Inc. of Somerset, New Jersey, Legrand North America of West Hartford, Connecticut, and Legrand SA of France as the respondents.

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