Further to our April 10, 2013 and May 3, 2013 posts, on May 17, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 4 in Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-876).
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 January 21, 2014, any final initial determination will issue no later than April 15, 2014, and the target date for completion of the investigation is August 15, 2014 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).