By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
On November 26, 2018, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 4 in Certain Semiconductor Lithography Systems and Components Thereof (337-TA-1137).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 12, 2018 complaint filed by ASML Netherlands B.V. of the Netherlands, ASML US, L.P. of Chandler, Arizona, and ASML US, LLC of Chandler, Arizona 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 semiconductor lithography systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,295,283; 7,403,264; and 9,188,880. See our September 12, 2018 and October 10, 2018 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to Order No. 4, ALJ Lord set the procedural schedule for the investigation. Specifically, ALJ Lord determined, inter alia, that the evidentiary hearing will take place on July 29 – August 2, 2019; the initial determination on violation will be due on October 24, 2019; and the target date for completing this investigation shall be February 24, 2020.