Certain Windshield Wiper Devices and Components Thereof; Notice of Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on May 9, 2013, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Federal-Mogul Corporation of Southfield, Michigan and Federal-Mogul S.A. of Belgium. Letters supplementing the Complaint were filed on May 21, 2013 and May 30, 2013. 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 windshield wiper devices and components thereof by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,347,449 (``the '449 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 an exclusion order and cease and desist orders.