On December 9, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 6 in Certain Dental Implants(Inv. No. 337-TA-934).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 25, 2014 complaint filed by Nobel Biocare Services AG and Nobel Biocare USA, LLC alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain dental implants that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,714,977 and 8,764,443. See our September 29, 2014 and October 22, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and the notice of investigation, respectively.
According to Order No. 6, ALJ Shaw set the procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ Shaw determined that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on July 7, 2015; the Final Initial Determination shall be issued by October 27, 2015; and the target date for completing this investigation is February 29, 2016 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).