Further to our May 3, 2013 post, on May 23, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Linear Actuators (Inv. No. 337-TA-880).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock set September 5, 2014 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).  In addition, ALJ Bullock directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by May 31, 2012.  ALJ Bullock further noted that the Markman hearing will take place on August 9, 2013 and the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on January 27, 2014, for purposes of preparing proposed procedural schedules.