On November 17, 2016, the ITC entered a consent order against Respondent InMotion Entertainment Group LLC (“IMEG”) in Certain Motorized Self-Balancing Vehicles (Inv. No. 337-TA-1000).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Razor USA, LLC, Inventist, Inc., and Shane Chen (collectively, “Razor”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain motorized self-balancing vehicles that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,738,278 (“the ’278 patent”), and, further, that certain of the named respondents have engaged in unfair methods of competition through false advertising and/or false or misleading representations of fact in connection with the sale and importation of such motorized self-balancing vehicles. See our March 23, 2016 and June 1, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to the Order, IMEG executed a consent order stipulation and settlement agreement with Razor. IMEG agreed not to sell for importation, import, or sell after importation in the U.S. any motorized self-balancing vehicles that Razor has accused of infringing the ’278 patent. IMEG also agreed to destroy or export any inventory of such vehicles in the U.S.