By Eric SchweibenzFurther to our August 22, 2012 and October 26, 2012 posts, on November 1, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 15 in Certain Prepregs, Laminates, and Finished Circuit Boards (Inv. No. 337-TA-659).
In the Order, ALJ Bullock set the procedural schedule for the enforcement proceeding and included provisions for an early meet and confer to “limit [the] number of disputed claim terms” as well as a Markman hearing. ALJ Bullock determined that the tutorial will take place on November 26, 2012; a Markman hearing will be held on November 27, 2012; the evidentiary hearing will commence on April 16, 2013; any initial determination is due no later than July 5, 2013; and November 5, 2013 is the target date for completing the enforcement proceeding (which is approximately 13 months after institution of the proceeding).