On July 28, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 4 in Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Including Downscan And Sidescan Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-921).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 9, 2014 complaint filed by Navico, Inc. and Navico Holding AS alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain marine sonar imaging devices, including downscan and sidescan devices, products containing the same, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,305,840; 8,300,499; and 8,605,550.  See our June 10, 2014 and July 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, ALJ Shaw set October 30, 2015 as the target date for completing this investigation (which is approximately 15.5 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Shaw further indicated that the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on June 30, 2015.