On March 20, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 in Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-907).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Magna Electronics Inc. of Auburn Hills, Michigan against TRW Automotive U.S. LLC of Livonia, Michigan alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,116,929 and 8,593,521. See our December 30, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
In the Order, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule for the investigation and determined, inter alia, that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on October 27, 2014 and the target date for completing the investigation is June 29, 2015 (which is approximately seventeen months after institution of the investigation).