On July 18, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Ink Application Devices and Components Thereof and Methods of Using the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-832).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 13, 2012 complaint filed by MT.Derm GmbH of Germany and Nouveau Cosmetique USA Inc. of Orlando, Florida alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain ink application devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,505,530 (the ‘530 patent).  The remaining Respondent in the investigation is T-Tech Tattoo Device Inc. (“T-Tech”).  See our March 2, 2012 post for more details on this investigation.

According to the notice, ALJ Bullock found that a violation of Section 337 has occurred in this investigation.  Specifically, ALJ Bullock determined that certain of T-Tech’s accused products infringe claims 1-3, 7, and 8 of the ‘530 patent.  In addition, the ALJ determined that T-Tech should be found in default.

The notice issued by ALJ Bullock released only limited information.  We will provide additional information once the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.