By Eric Schweibenz
On July 19, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 5 in Certain Consumer Electronic Devices, Including Televisions, Gaming Consoles, Mobile Phones and Tablets, and Network-Enabled DVD and Blu-Ray Players (Inv. No. 337-TA-1060).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 9, 2017 complaint filed by ARRIS Enterprises LLC of Suwanee, Georgia alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation of certain consumer electronic devices, including televisions, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets, and network-enabled DVD and Blu-Ray players that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,473,858; 6,934,148; 7,113,502; 7,752,564; 8,300,156; and 9,521,466. See our May 11, 2017 and June 9, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 5, ALJ Lord set October 12, 2018 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is less than sixteen months after institution of the investigation). In addition, ALJ Lord noted that the Markman hearing will take place on November 29, 2017; the evidentiary hearing will take place on February 19-23, 2018; and the Initial Determination on alleged violation of Section 337 will be issued on June 12, 2018.