On February 21, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 5 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1039).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2016 complaint filed by Nokia Technologies Oy 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 electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of Nokia’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,415,247; 9,270,301; 6,393,260; 8,036,619; 6,826,391; 6,480,700; 9,473,602; and 7,653,366. See our January 3, 2017 and January 26, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. Chief ALJ Bullock thereafter severed part of the 337-TA-1038 investigation so as to create a second investigation which is the instant 337-TA-1039 investigation. See our February 9, 2017 post for more details.
According to Order No. 5, ALJ McNamara set July 27, 2018 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately eighteen months after institution of the investigation). ALJ McNamara further noted that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on October 9, 2017 and any final initial determination should be filed no later than March 27, 2018.