Further to our June 10, 2013 post, on July 9, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Windshield Wiper Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-881).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock set September 11, 2014 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately fifteen months after institution of the investigation).  In addition, ALJ Bullock directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by July 17, 2013.  ALJ Bullock further noted that, for purposes of preparing proposed procedural schedules, the Markman hearing will take place on August 15, 2013 and the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on January 27, 2014.