On March 21, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 2 in Certain Graphics Systems, Components Thereof and Consumer Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1044).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 24, 2017 complaint filed by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California and ATI Technologies ULC of Canada 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 certain graphics systems, components thereof, and consumer products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,633,506; 7,796,133; and 8,760,454. See our January 27, 2017 and March 21, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 2, ALJ McNamara set August 15, 2018 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately seventeen months after institution of the investigation). ALJ McNamara further noted that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on December 11, 2017; and any final initial determination should be filed no later than April 16, 2018.