On January 5, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 10 in Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1025).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 26, 2016 complaint filed by Silicon Genesis Corporation 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 silicon-on-insulator wafers that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,458,672 and 6,171,965. See our May 27, 2016 and October 20, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to Order No. 10, ALJ McNamara set the procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ McNamara determined that the Markman hearing (if ordered) will take place on March 24, 2017; the evidentiary hearing will take place from June 13-16, 2017; the final initial determination will issue by no later than October 27, 2017; and the target date for completing this investigation is February 28, 2018.