On October 1, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 6 in Certain Loom Kits For Creating Linked Articles (Inv. No. 337-TA-923).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 1, 2014 complaint filed by Choon's Design Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain loom kits for creating linked articles that infringe claims 2-4 of U.S. Patent No. 8,485,565. See our July 2, 2014 and August 5, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to the Order, none of the Respondents have thus far expressed an interest in participating in the Investigation. In any event, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule and determined, inter alia, that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on February 2, 2015. ALJ Essex further determined that the Complainant and the Commission Investigative Staff may request to expedite the schedule if no Respondents participate.