On February 25, 2014, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 57 in Certain Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-873).

According to the Order, Non-party Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Inc. (“Verizon”) filed a motion to present the testimony of its witness, Anthony Dennis, by videoconference at the evidentiary hearing.  Verizon argued that Mr. Dennis’s schedule would make it very difficult for him to testify in person.  Verizon asserted that it was willing to test the videoconferencing equipment in advance of Mr. Dennis’s testimony to ensure that it was functioning properly.

In opposition, Complainant Tela Innovations, Inc. (“Tela”) argued that Verizon’s inconveniences and hardships were of its own doing.  Furthermore, Tela asserted that Verizon’s motion shifted the burden and prejudice to Tela.

ALJ Gildea determined that it would be reasonable to allow Mr. Dennis to testify via videoconference.  Additionally, ALJ Gildea found Tela’s objections speculative.  Accordingly, ALJ Gildea granted Verizon’s Motion.