On January 12, 2016, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 3 in Certain Computer Cables, Chargers, Adapters, Peripheral Devices And Packaging Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-975).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 12, 2015 complaint filed by Belkin International, Inc. of Playa Vista, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain computer cables, chargers, adapters, peripheral devices, and packaging containing the same that infringe Belkin’s BELKIN registered trademarks, namely U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 2,339,459; 2,339,460; 4,168,379; and 4,538,212.  See our November 12, 2015 and December 16, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint. 

According to Order No. 3, ALJ Bullock set April 17, 2017 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).  In addition, ALJ Bullock directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by January 20, 2016.  ALJ Bullock further noted that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will take place on September 12-16, 2016.