On June 15, 2017, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 4 in Certain Collapsible Sockets For Mobile Electronic Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1056).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 10, 2017 complaint filed by PopSockets LLC of Boulder, Colorado 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 of certain collapsible sockets for mobile electronic devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,560,031. See our April 14, 2017 and May 15, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 4, ALJ Shaw set June 15, 2018 as the target date for completing this investigation (which is approximately 13 months after institution of the investigation). ALJ Shaw further noted that the evidentiary hearing will take place from October 18-20, 2017; and the initial determination on violation will be due on February 15, 2018.