Further to our March 14, 2013 and March 25, 2013 posts, on April 19, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 4 in Certain Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-873).

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 December 2, 2013, any final initial determination will issue no later than March 14, 2014, and the target date for completion of the investigation is July 15, 2014 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).