On September 30, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Thermal Support Devices For Infants, Infant Incubators, Infant Warmers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-896).

The investigation is based on an August 29, 2013 complaint and September 18, 2013 supplement to the complaint filed by Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. of Telford, Pennsylvania alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain thermal support devices for infants, infant incubators, infant warmers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,483,080 and 7,335,157.  See our August 30, 2013 post for more details on the complaint.

According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified Atom Medical International, Inc. of Japan as the sole respondent in this investigation. 

Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that Thomas B. Pender will be the presiding Administrative Law Judge in this investigation.