Further to our August 24, 2012 and September 7, 2012 posts, on October 1, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 7 in Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-853).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea set the procedural schedule for the investigation and provided for the early exchange of claim terms for construction.  ALJ Gildea also determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on June 3, 2013, any final initial determination will issue no later than September 6, 2013, and the target date for completion of the investigation is January 6, 2014 (which is approximately 17 months after institution of the investigation).