Certain Aquarium Fittings and Parts Thereof Notice of Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 6, 2015, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of HYDOR USA Inc. of Sacramento, California. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on November 25, 2015. 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 aquarium fittings and parts thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,191,846 (``the '846 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 general exclusion order, or in the alternative, a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order.