On July 18, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 6 in Certain Archery Products and Related Marketing Materials (Inv. No. 337-TA-919).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 9, 2014 complaint filed by Bear Archery, Inc. and SOP Services, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain archery products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. RE38,096, 6,978,775, and 7,226,375, and related marketing materials that infringe U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 2,501,255 for the mark WHISKER BISCUIT ARROW REST and U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 3,312,392 for the mark WHISKER BISCUIT. See our May 12, 2014 post for more details on the complaint and our June 12, 2014 post for more details on the Notice of Investigation.
In the Order, ALJ Bullock set September 16, 2015 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately fifteen months after institution of the investigation). In addition, ALJ Bullock directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by August 8, 2014.