Further to our August 8, 2011 post, on August 30, 2011, Acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5, setting the procedural schedule in Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-796).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock included provisions for the early exchange of claim terms, claim construction expert reports, Markman briefs, and a Markman hearing on November 21-22, 2011.  The evidentiary hearing is scheduled for May 31-June 6, 2012.  The Initial Determination is due October 5, 2012 and the target date for completing the investigation is February 5, 2013.