On June 13, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 2 in Certain Digital Cameras, Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1059).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by Carl Zeiss AG of Germany and ASML Netherlands B.V. of the Netherlands alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation of certain digital cameras, software, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,301,440; 6,463,163; 6,714,241; 6,731,335; 6,834,128; 7,297,916; and 7,933,454. See our April 28, 2017 and May 30, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 2, ALJ McNamara set November 16, 2018 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately 17.5 months after institution of the investigation). ALJ McNamara further noted that any final initial determination should be filed no later than July 16, 2018.