On January 20, 2015, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 in Certain Snowmobiles with Engines Having Exhaust Temperature-Controlled Engine Technology and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-940).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 7, 2014 complaint and December 12, 2014 amended complaint filed by Arctic Cat Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain snowmobiles with engines having exhaust temperature-controlled engine technology and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,371,082; 6,550,450; and 7,258,107. See our November 10, 2014 and December 22, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to the Order, ALJ Bullock set April 22, 2016 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 30, 2014. ALJ Bullock further noted that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will take place on August 17-21, 2015.