In the Matter of Certain Vaginal Ring Birth Control Devices; Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 25, 2011, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Femina Pharma Incorporated of Miami, Florida. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on March 11 and 15, 2011. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain vaginal ring birth control devices by reason of infringement of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 6,086,909 (``the `909 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue an exclusion order and cease and desist orders.