Certain Shaker Screens for Drilling Fluids, Components Thereof, and Related Marketing Materials; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 18, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of M-I L.L.C. of Houston, Texas. An amended complaint was filed on November 7, 2019. The amended 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 shaker screens for drilling fluids, components thereof, and related market materials by reason of infringement of: (1) Certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,210,582 (``the '582 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,810,649 (``the '649 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,925,735 (``the '735 patent''); and (2) U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,151,736 (``the '736 trademark'') and U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,744,891 (``the '891 trademark''). The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.