On January 21, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 10 in Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-928/937). Please note that Oblon represents Complainants in this matter.
By way of background, the investigation is based on July 25, 2014 and October 15, 2014 complaints filed by Valeo North America, Inc. of Troy, Michigan and Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wipers and components thereof. See our August 1, 2014, August 28, 2014, October 16, 2014, and November 19, 2014 posts for more details on the complaints and Notices of Investigation in the 928 and 937 investigations. On December 9, 2014, ALJ Pender consolidated the 928 and 937 investigations. See our December 15, 2014 post for more details.
In Order No. 10, ALJ Pender set the procedural schedule for the consolidated investigation. Specifically, ALJ Pender noted that the Markman hearing will take place on March 2-3, 2015; the evidentiary hearing will commence on July 16, 2015; the initial determination will be issued on October 23, 2015; and the target date for completing the investigation is February 23, 2016 (which is approximately eighteen months after institution of the 928 investigation and fifteen months after institution of the 937 investigation).