On May 22, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 7 in Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices, Including Communication Devices and Tablet Computers (Inv. No. 337-TA-953).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 26, 2015 complaint filed by Ericsson Inc. alleging violation by Apple Inc. a/k/a Apple Computer Inc. of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless standard compliant electronic devices, including communication devices and tablet computers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,717,996; 8,660,270; 6,058,359; 6,301,556; 8,102,805; 8,607,130; 8,837,381; and 8,331,476.  See our March 3, 2015 and April 3, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively. 

According to Order No. 7, ALJ Lord set August 3, 2016 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).  In addition, ALJ Lord noted that the evidentiary hearing will take place from January 25-29, 2016 and the Initial Determination on alleged violation of Section 337 will be issued on April 4, 2016.