On March 4, 2014, ALJ Theodorde R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-907).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Magna Electronics Inc. of Auburn Hills, Michigan against TRW Automotive U.S. LLC of Livonia, Michigan alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,116,929 and 8,593,521. See our December 30, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
In the Order, ALJ Essex set June 29, 2015 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately seventeen months after institution of the investigation). In addition, ALJ Essex directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by March 18, 2014. ALJ Essex further noted that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on October 27, 2014, for purposes of preparing proposed procedural schedules.