In the Matter of Certain Automotive Fuel Caps and Components Thereof; Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint and motion for temporary relief were filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on January 28, 2005, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Stant Manufacturing, Inc., of Connersville, Indiana. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of automotive fuel caps and components thereof by reason of infringement of claims 1, 5, and 6 of U.S. Patent No. 5,449,086, claims 32, 38, 39, and 41 of U.S. Patent No. 5,794,806, claims 1, 2, 10, and 13-15 of U.S. Patent No. 5,480,055, and claims 11-13, 19-22, 24-29, 31, 32, and 34-42 of U.S. Patent No. 4,678,097. 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 permanent exclusion order and permanent cease and desist orders. The motion for temporary relief requests that the Commission issue a temporary limited exclusion order and temporary cease and desist orders prohibiting the importation into and the sale within the United States after importation of certain automotive fuel caps and components thereof that infringe claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 5,449,086, claims 38 and 39 of U.S. Patent No. 5,794,806, and claims 1 and 2 of U.S. Patent No. 5,480,055 during the course of the Commission's investigation.