Further to our October 28, 2011 post, on November 21, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Navigation Products, Components Thereof, and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-810).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock set March 4, 2013 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is sixteen months after institution of the investigation).

In addition, ALJ Bullock directed the parties to submit discovery statements and proposed procedural schedules by December 1, 2011.  ALJ Bullock also determined that “a Markman hearing [in this investigation] will be beneficial.”  ALJ Bullock therefore noted in the Order that the Markman hearing will commence on February 24, 2012 and the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on August 6, 2012.