• ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-904) Regarding Certain Acousto-Magnetic Electronic Article Surveillance Systems
  • January 14, 2014 | Author: Eric W. Schweibenz
  • Law Firm: Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. - Alexandria Office
  • On January 9, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Acousto-Magnetic Electronic Article Surveillance Systems, Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-904).

    The investigation is based on a December 11, 2013 complaint and December 23, 2013 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Tyco Fire & Security GmbH of Switzerland, Sensormatic Electronics, LLC of Boca Raton, Florida, and Tyco Integrated Security, LLC of Boca Raton, Florida alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain acousto-magnetic electronic article surveillance devices that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,729,200 and 6,181,245. See our December 13, 2013 post for more details on the complaint.

    According to the Notice of Investigation, the Commission has identified the following as the respondents in this investigation:

    • Ningbo Signatronic Technologies, Ltd. of China (“Ningbo”)
    • All-Tag Security Americas, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida
    • All-Tag Security Hong Kong Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong
    • All-Tag Europe SPRL of Belgium
    • All-Tag Security UK, Ltd. of the United Kingdom
    • Best Security Industries of Delray Beach, Florida
    • Signatronic Corporation of Boca Raton, Florida

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