On June 20, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1007).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 18, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc. of Bedford, New Hampshire, DEKA Products Limited Partnership of Manchester, New Hampshire, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. of China 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 personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230; 6,651,763; 7,023,330; 7,275,607; 7,479,872; and 9,188,984 and/or infringe certain U.S. registered trademarks owned by Segway. See our May 18, 2016 post for more details on the complaint.

According to Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following entities as the respondents:

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