On July 10, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 8 in Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1051).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 17, 2017 complaint filed by LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics Alabama, Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. 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 LTE wireless communication devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,916,714; 8,107,456; 9,191,173; 9,225,572; and 8,891,560. See our March 28, 2017 and April 27, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 8, ALJ Pender set the final procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ Pender determined, inter alia, that the Markman hearing will take place on September 18-19, 2017; the evidentiary hearing will take place on February 20-26, 2018; the initial determination will be issued on May 4, 2018; and the target date for completing the investigation is September 4, 2018.