Further to our July 24, 2013 post, on August 27, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 3 in Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-888).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea set the procedural schedule for the investigation and provided for the early exchange of claim terms and proposed constructions.  ALJ Gildea also determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on April 21, 2014, any final initial determination will issue no later than July 25, 2014, and the target date for completion of the investigation is November 26, 2014 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).