Certain Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Robots, and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 1, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of AutoStore Technology AS of Norway; AutoStore AS of Norway; and AutoStore System Inc. of Derry, New Hampshire. A supplement to the complaint was filed on October 22, 2020. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based on the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain automated storage and retrieval systems, robots, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,093,525 (``the '525 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 10,294,025 (``the '025 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 10,474,140 (``the '140 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 10,494,239 (``the '239 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 10,696,478 (``the '478 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusive and cease and desist orders.