Further to our October 18, 2012 and October 25, 2012 posts, on November 26, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 2 in Certain Devices with Secure Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-858).
In the Order, ALJ Gildea set the procedural schedule for the investigation and provided for the early exchange of claim terms and proposed constructions. ALJ Gildea also determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on July 10, 2013, any final initial determination will issue no later than October 21, 2013, and the target date for completion of the investigation is February 21, 2014 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).