Certain Hospital Beds, and Components Thereof Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 1, 2016, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Stryker Corporation of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Supplements were filed on February 18, 2016 and February 22, 2016. The complaint as supplemented 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 hospital beds, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,082,630 (``the '630 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,690,059 (``the '059 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,784,125 (``the '125 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,701,229 (``the '229 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 a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.