On April 27, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 3: Setting Procedural Schedule in Certain Glassware (Inv. No. 337-TA-767).
By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is Boston Beer Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts and the Respondents are 1 Source Signature Glassware, Inc., di Sciacca Co., and San Tan Brewing Co., all of Chandler, Arizona.
In the Order, ALJ Gildea set the procedural schedule for the investigation and provided for the early exchange of claim terms for construction, as well as a June 8, 2011 deadline for the parties to submit proposals as to whether a Markman hearing would be useful in resolving disputed claim terms. According to the procedural schedule, the evidentiary hearing will commence on January 4, 2012, any final initial determination is due no later than March 23, 2012, and the target date for completion of the investigation is July 24, 2012.