Further to our October 18, 2012 post, on October 23, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 2 in Certain Devices with Secure Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-858).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea set February 21, 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 October 21, 2013.

In addition, ALJ Gildea directed the parties to submit discovery statements and proposed procedural schedules by November 9, 2012.  ALJ Gildea also determined that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on July 10, 2013.

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