By Eric Schweibenz
On July 20, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 10 in Certain Audio Processing Hardware And Software and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-949).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corp. ("Andrea") alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain audio processing hardware and software and products that infringe one or more claims of United States Patent Nos. 5,825,898; 6,483,923; 6,049,607; 6,363,345; and 6,377,637.  See our February 4, 2015 and March 23, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 10, ALJ Pender set October 13, 2016 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately sixteen months after ALJ Pender issued his ruling that Andrea has standing to assert infringement of the patents-in-suit and approximately nineteen months after institution of the investigation).  In addition, ALJ Pender noted, inter alia, that the Markman hearing will take place on November 9-10, 2015; the evidentiary hearing will commence on March 4, 2016 and conclude no later than March 11, 2016; and the initial determination will be issued on June 13, 2016.