By Eric Schweibenz
On October 30, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 5 in Certain Formatted Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-931).

By way of background, this investigation is based on an August 22, 2014 complaint and a September 8, 2014 supplement to the complaint filed by Advanced Research Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain formatted magnetic data storage tapes and cartridges containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,525,761; 7,948,705; 8,254,052; 8,437,103; and 8,542,457.  See our August 25, 2014 and September 25, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 5, ALJ Shaw set the procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ Shaw determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on June 9, 2015; the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on September 18, 2015; and the target date for completing this investigation is set for January 18, 2016 (which is approximately 15.5 months after institution of the investigation).