Further to our September 19, 2012 and September 28, 2012 posts, on October 18, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 6 in Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-854).

In the Order, ALJ Rogers set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for the early exchange of claim construction terms and proposed constructions.  The procedural schedule also provides that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on June 24, 2013; the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on August 20, 2013; and the target date for completion of the investigation is December 20, 2013 (which is approximately 15 months after institution of the investigation).