By Eric Schweibenz
On August 24, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 4 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1065).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 7, 2017 complaint filed by Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego, California 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 mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,633,936; 8,698,558; 8,487,658; 8,838,949; 9,535,490; and 9,608,675. See our July 7, 2017 and August 9, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, ALJ Pender set the procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ Pender determined, inter alia, that the Markman hearing will take place on January 8-9, 2018; the evidentiary hearing will take place on June 11-15, 2018; the initial determination will be issued on September 14, 2018; and the target date for completing the investigation is January 14, 2019 (which is approximately seventeen months after institution of the investigation).