By Eric Schweibenz
On March 12, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order Nos. 8 and 9 in Certain Standard Cell Libraries, Products Containing Or Made Using The Same, Integrated Circuits Made Using The Same, And Products Containing Such Integrated Circuits (Inv. No. 337-TA-906).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Tela Innovations, Inc. against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. and TSMC North America alleging violations of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain standard cell libraries, products containing or made using the same, integrated circuits made using the same, and products containing such integrated circuits that infringe U.S. Patent No. 8,490,043.  See our December 31, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 8, ALJ Shaw set April 24, 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 December 24, 2014. 

According to Order No. 9, ALJ Shaw set the procedural schedule for the investigation and determined, inter alia, that the evidentiary hearing will commence on October 1, 2014.