Further to our August 3, 2011 post, on August 19, 2011, Acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 11, setting the procedural schedule in Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-789).

In the Order, ALJ Rogers included provisions for the early exchange of claim terms and proposed constructions, and a Markman hearing on December 5-6, 2011.  The schedule recites March 2, 2012, as a proposed date to issue a claim construction order, which precedes the close of fact discovery and exchange of initial expert reports.  The evidentiary hearing is scheduled for June 25-29, 2012.  The Initial Determination is due September 21, 2012 and the target date for completing the investigation is January 21, 2013.