On March 7, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 10 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1038).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2016 complaint filed by Nokia Technologies Oy 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 electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of Nokia’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,415,247; 9,270,301; 6,393,260; 8,036,619; 6,826,391; 6,480,700; 9,473,602; and 7,653,366. See our January 3, 2017 and January 26, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. ALJ Bullock thereafter severed part of this investigation so as to create a second investigation which is the 337-TA-1039 investigation. See our February 9, 2017 post for more details.
According to Order No. 10, ALJ Bullock set the procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ Bullock determined, inter alia, that the Markman hearing will take place on May 11, 2017; the evidentiary hearing will commence on November 13, 2017 and conclude no later than November 17, 2017; the Initial Determination will be issued no later than March 27, 2018; and the target date for completing this investigation is July 27, 2018.