On October 17, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 7 in Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-929).
By way of background, the investigation is based on an August 4, 2014 complaint filed by ARM Enterprises, Inc. and Adrian Rivera alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain beverage brewing capsules, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,720,320. See our August 6, 2014 and September 11, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to Order No. 6, ALJ Essex set January 8, 2016 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation). In addition, ALJ Essex noted in Order No. 7 that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on June 15, 2015. Lastly, ALJ Essex determined that any final initial determination should be issued no later than September 8, 2015.