ALJ Pender Sets 18-Month Target Date In Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablet Computers (337-TA-847)
Further to our June 7, 2012 post, on July 24, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 2 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-847).
According to the Order, ALJ Pender set January 23, 2014 as the target date (which is approximately 18 months after institution of the investigation). ALJ Pender noted that good cause exists to set an eighteen month target date in light of the fact that “[t]his investigation has eighty-seven asserted claims spread over nine asserted patents; the patents covering eight completely unrelated (i.e., dissimilar) technologies.” ALJ Pender added the “sheer size and complexity of this investigation, coupled with the disappointing fact that [the] Office of Unfair Import Investigations is not participating, makes a sixteen month target date untenable.”
ALJ Pender further indicated that the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on September 23, 2013.