Further to our July 7, 2011 post, on August 9, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 3: Setting the Procedural Schedule in Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-785).

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is OSRAM GmbH of Germany and the Respondents are Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, Samsung LED Co., Ltd. of Korea, Samsung LED America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, LG Innotek Co., Ltd. of South Korea, LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and LG Innotek U.S.A., Inc. of San Diego, California.

In the Order, ALJ Bullock included deadlines for the early exchange of claim terms and constructions.  ALJ Bullock further determined that the Markman hearing will take place on December 21, 2011, the evidentiary hearing will commence on July 10, 2012, the Initial Determination is due on October 11, 2012, and the target date for completion of this investigation is February 11, 2013 (which is approximately 19 months after institution of the investigation).