Safe Skies Asks ITC To Probe Dual Access Locks

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Dual access lock manufacturer Safe Skies LLC has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to launch an investigation into whether locks and luggage containing locks manufactured by a slew of Asian and European companies infringe the claims of two of its patents.

Safe Skies and patent owner David Tropp filed their complaint with the ITC Sept. 15.

The patents-at-issue are U.S. Patents No. 7,021,537 and 7,036,728, both titled “Method of improving airline luggage inspection.”

According to the complaint, prior to Jan. 1, 2003, Transportation Security Administration...
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