On August 14, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 8 in Certain Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-920).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 12, 2014 complaint filed by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated circuits and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,962,926; 7,158,432; 7,230,505; 7,518,947; 7,626,276; and 7,746,716.  See our May 14, 2014 and July 1, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. 

According to Order No. 8, ALJ Lord set the procedural schedule for the investigation and determined, among other things, that the evidentiary hearing will commence on April 27, 2015; the Initial Determination on alleged violation of Section 337 will be issued on July 2, 2015; and the target date for completing the investigation is November 2, 2015 (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).