By Eric Schweibenz
On December 29, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 9 in Certain Consumer Electronics And Display Devices With Graphics Processing Units Therein (Inv. No. 337-TA-932).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 4, 2014 complaint filed by NVIDIA Corp. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain consumer electronics and display devices with graphics processing and graphics processing units (GPUs), and the processors and chipsets used in those devices that contain GPUs, that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,198,488; 6,992,667; 7,038,685; 7,015,913; 6,697,063; 7,209,140; and 6,690,372.  See our September 5, 2014 and October 9, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

In Order No. 9, ALJ Pender set the procedural schedule for the investigation.  Specifically, ALJ Pender determined that the Markman hearing will take place on February 2-3, 2015; the evidentiary hearing will commence on June 22, 2015; the initial determination will be issued on October 9, 2015; and the target date for completing the investigation is February 10, 2016 (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).