On November 10, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 11 in Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments (Inv. No. 337-TA-930).
By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 18, 2014 complaint filed by RevoLaze, LLC and TechnoLines, LL alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain laser abraded denim garments that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,990,444; 6,140,602; 6,252,196; 6,664,505; 6,819,972; and 6,858,815. See our August 19, 2014 and September 19, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to the Order, ALJ Bullock set the procedural schedule and determined, inter alia, that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on May 29, 2015; any initial determination shall be issued by October 23, 2015; and the target date for completing the investigation is February 23, 2016 (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).