By Eric Schweibenz
On June 30, 2009, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 9 in Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-664).

According to the Order, complainants Spansion, Inc. and Spansion LLC filed a motion to lift the stay and establish a new schedule for the investigation “due to the bankruptcy court’s disapproval of the proposed settlement agreement.”  In view of the parties’ submissions regarding proposed procedural schedules, ALJ Bullock extended the target date in the investigation by seven months, or until January 18, 2011.  In addition, the revised procedural schedule issued by ALJ Bullock includes a schedule for the exchange of claim construction briefs and a claim construction hearing.  Further, ALJ Bullock provides in the procedural schedule that he will “make every attempt to issue the claim construction order by [two months before the evidentiary hearing].”