Further to our August 20, 2013 post, on September 13, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-890).

According to the Order, ALJ Pender set the target date for completion of this investigation as December 23, 2014 (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).  In addition, ALJ Pender set the procedural schedule for the investigation and provided for the early exchange of claim terms and proposed constructions.  ALJ Pender also determined that a Markman hearing will commence on December 10, 2013; the evidentiary hearing will commence on April 21, 2014; and any final initial determination will issue no later than August 22, 2014.