Further to our January 29, 2013 and February 6, 2013 posts, on March 5, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 7 in Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-861/867).

In the Order, ALJ Pender set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for the early exchange of proposed claim terms and constructions.  The ALJ determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on October 21, 2013, any final initial determination will issue no later than January 31, 2014, and the target date for completion of the investigation is June 2, 2014 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).