Further to our October 22, 2012 and October 25, 2012 posts, on November 13, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 5 in Certain Integrated Circuit Chips and Products Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-859).

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 August 26, 2013; the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on October 22, 2013; and the target date for completion of the investigation is February 24, 2014 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).