By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our April 13, 2012 and May 11, 2012 posts, on May 22, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 4 in Certain Audiovisual Components and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-837).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw included provisions for the early exchange of claim terms and proposed constructions.  In addition, ALJ Shaw determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on January 7, 2013; the Initial Determination is due on April 19, 2013; and the target date for completing the investigation is August 19, 2013 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).