By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our September 14, 2011 post, on September 19, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 2 in Certain Digital Televisions Containing Integrated Circuit Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-806).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock set April 19, 2013 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is nineteen months after institution of the investigation).

In addition, ALJ Bullock directed the parties to submit discovery statements and proposed procedural schedules by October 5, 2011.  ALJ Bullock also determined that “a Markman hearing [in this investigation] will be beneficial.”  ALJ Bullock therefore noted in the Order that the Markman hearing will commence on February 8, 2012 and the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on Juy 23, 2012.

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