By Eric Schweibenz
On December 13, 2017, ALJ Lord Dee Lord issued Order No. 8 in Certain LED Lighting Devices, LED Power Supplies, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1081).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 21, 2017 complaint filed by Philips Lighting North America Corp. and Philips Lighting Holding B.V. 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 certain LED lighting devices, LED power supplies, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,586,890; 7,038,399; 7,256,554; 7,262,559; and 8,070,328. See our September 29, 2017 and November 8, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, ALJ Lord set the procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ Lord determined, inter alia, that the Markman hearing will take place on March 15, 2018 evidentiary hearing will take place on August 20-24, 2018; the initial determination will be issued on November 8, 2018; and the target date for completing the investigation is March 8, 2018.