Further to our June 20, 2013 and July 23, 2013 posts, on August 12, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 15 in Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-882).
In the Order, ALJ Shaw included provisions for the early exchange of claim terms and proposed constructions. In addition, ALJ Shaw determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on February 18, 2014; the Initial Determination is due on June 20, 2014; and the target date for completing the investigation is October 20, 2014 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).