On February 24, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 10 in Certain Flash Memory Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1034).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a November 30, 2016 complaint filed by Memory Technologies, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada 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 flash memory devices and components thereof that infringe U.S. Patent Nos. RE45,542; RE45,486; 7,565,469; 9,063,850; and 8,307,180. See our December 20, 2016 and January 9, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to Order No. 10, ALJ Lord set the procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ Lord determined that the Markman hearing will take place on June 8, 2017; the evidentiary hearing will take place on October 16-20, 2017; the Initial Determination on alleged violation of Section 337 will be issued on January 11, 2018; and the target date for completing the investigation is May 11, 2018.