Further to our July 15, 2013 and July 25, 2013 posts, on July 31, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 5 in Certain Crawler Cranes and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-887).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw included provisions for the early exchange of infringement and invalidty contentions as well as claim terms and proposed constructions. In addition, ALJ Shaw determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on March 25, 2014; the Initial Determination is due on July 3, 2014; and the target date for completing the investigation is November 3, 2014 (which is approximately 15.5 months after institution of the investigation).