Further to our January 30, 2013 and February 7, 2013 posts, on February 28, 2013, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 5 in Certain Mobile Handset Devices and Related Touch Keyboard Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-864).

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 October 21, 2013; the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on December 13, 2013; and the target date for completion of the investigation is April 14, 2014 (which is approximately 14.5 months after institution of the investigation).