Further to our June 20, 2013 post, on August 13, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 5 in Certain Opaque Polymers (Inv. No. 337-TA-883).

In the Order, ALJ Pender set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for the early exchange of proposed claim terms and constructions.  The ALJ determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on February 18, 2014, any final initial determination will issue no later than June 20, 2014, and the target date for completion of the investigation is October 21, 2014 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).