On September 22, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 6 in Certain X-Ray Breast Imaging Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1063).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 8, 2017 complaint filed by Hologic, Inc. 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 x-ray breast imaging devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,831,296; 8,452,379; 7,688,940; 7,986,765; and 7,123,684. See our July 5, 2017 and July 27, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 6, ALJ Bullock set the procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ Bullock determined, inter alia, that the evidentiary hearing will take place on April 9-13, 2018; the initial determination will be issued no later than July 26, 2018; and the target date for the completion of this investigation is November 26, 2018.