By Eric Schweibenz
On March 5, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order Nos. 6 and 7 in Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices And Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-909).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 27, 2013 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd of China and Macronix America, Inc. of Milpitas, California alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain non-volatile memory devices and products that contain the same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,552,360; 6,100,557; and 6,002,630.  See our December 31, 2013 and January 30, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 6, ALJ Shaw set May 4, 2015 as the target date for completing this investigation (which is approximately 15 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Shaw further indicated that the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on January 2, 2015.

According to Order No. 7, ALJ Shaw set the procedural schedule for the investigation.