On April 29, 2016, Strix filed an action against a U.S. based supplier of electric kettles fitted with connectors made in China and branded ‘Liang Ji’ in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. In its complaint, Strix accused the supplier of infringing one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,971,810 (“’810 patent”). Strix and the supplier have resolved their respective claims and defenses with a settlement agreement, the terms of which are confidential. Under this agreement, the supplier has paid Strix a settlement fee and promised to cease sale of cordless electric water kettles through expiration of the ‘810 patent.