Certain Soft-Edged Trampolines and Components Thereof Institution of Investigation Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 24, 2013, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Springfree Trampoline, Inc. of Canada; Springfree Trampoline USA Inc. of Canada; and Spring Free Limited Partnership of Canada. Supplements to the complaint were filed on December 31, 2013 and January 14, 2014. 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 soft-edged trampolines and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,319,174 (``the `174 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order.