By Eric Schweibenz
On April 3, 2014, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 62 in Certain Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-873). 

In the Order, ALJ Gildea denied Complainant Tela Innovations, Inc.’s (“Tela”) motion requesting that the ALJ hear closing arguments in this Investigation.  According to the Order, the Commission Investigative Staff did not oppose Tela’s motion, but the Respondents did oppose noting that Tela failed to identify a sufficient justification for presenting closing arguments. 

ALJ Gildea determined that while his Ground Rule 9.2 indicates that parties may make a request to present closing arguments, those requests are not granted as a matter of right.   Because
Tela did not present sufficient justification for presenting closing arguments and the ALJ’s schedule does not allow for setting a timely enough date for closing arguments to be meaningful, ALJ Gildea denied Tela’s motion.

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