ITC Drops Ryn Footwear Infringement Investigation

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 1:29 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has ended an investigation into Ryn Korea Co. Ltd., accused by rival shoemaker Masai Marketing & Trading AG of infringing a patent that covers a type of curved-sole shoe.

The ITC elected to drop the investigation at the request of Ryn and Masai, it said in a notice published in the Federal Register Oct. 29.

Swiss-based Masai settled its dispute with Ryn in June, and in August the two jointly asked the commission to drop its investigation entirely, including an investigation...
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