Further to our September 23, 2011 post, on September 29, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 4 in Certain Digital Photo Frames And Image Display Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-807).

According to the Order, ALJ Rogers set February 26, 2013 as the target date (which is 17 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Rogers further indicated that the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on October 26, 2012.

ALJ Rogers determined that there is good cause for setting a 17-month target date in this investigation in light of the 20 respondents and 4 patents at issue.  ALJ Rogers also explained that “[i]f this investigation is scheduled with a target date on a 16-month schedule, that schedule would result in three Initial Determinations due within a single three-week period.”