On June 5, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 in Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1055).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2017 complaint filed by Electric Mirror, LLC and Kelvin 42 LLC 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 of certain mirrors with internal illumination and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,853,414; 7,805,260; 7,559,668; D704,938; and D579,671. See our March 16, 2017 and May 5, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to the Order, ALJ Bullock set the procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ Bullock determined, inter alia, that the Markman hearing will take place on July 18, 2017; the evidentiary hearing will take place on January 8-12, 2018; the Initial Determination shall be issued by no later than April 9, 2018; and the target date for completion of this investigation is August 8, 2018.