Schedule-A Instance | Patently-O

Here’s a new instance of a Schedule-A case filed within the Northern District of Illinois.

Dyson Tech. Ltd. v. Individuals listed on Schedule A, Docket No. 1:22-cv-05946 (N.D. Sick. Oct 27, 2022).

DysonAnonComplaint.  The checklist of defendants is outwardly in Schedule-A, however that doc was filed underneath seal.  The criticism alleges that the defendants are all counterfeiters who function in “overseas jurisdictions with lax mental property enforcement techniques” comparable to “the Individuals’s Republic of China.” They’re promoting merchandise within the US through on-line shops comparable to eBay, AliExpress, Alibaba, Amazon,, Walmart, Etsy, and DHgate. The justification for the under-seal submitting is much like that of sealed warrants or sealed indictment in felony circumstances.  Specifically, the patentee has indicated that it plans to hunt a TRO in a means that may protect proof:

If Defendants had been to be taught of those proceedings prematurely, the seemingly consequence can be the destruction of related documentary proof and the hiding or transferring of belongings to overseas jurisdictions, which might frustrate the aim of the underlying regulation and would intervene with this Courtroom’s energy to grant reduction. As soon as the momentary restraining order has been served on the related events and the requested actions are taken, Dyson will transfer to unseal these paperwork.


Dyson’s patent right here is U.S. Design Patent No. D853,642 and seems to cowl its “Airwrap” product.  [$699 on Amazon]. In line with RPX, the patentee right here has already sued 1,000+ defendants for infringement even earlier than this actions.

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