Further to our April 10, 2013 post, on April 17, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 2 in Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-876).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea set August 15, 2014 as the target date (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Gildea further indicated that the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on April 15, 2014.

In addition, ALJ Gildea directed the parties to submit discovery statements and proposed procedural schedules by May 15, 2013.  ALJ Gildea also determined that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on January 21, 2014.

Lastly, the Order also included ALJ Gildea’s ground rules governing the conduct of the investigation.