By Eric Schweibenz
On December 30, 2009, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 5:  Setting Procedural Schedule and Order No. 6:  Setting Target Date in Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-695).

In Order No. 5, ALJ Rogers sets the procedural schedule for the investigation (Exhibit A) and includes provisions for the early exchange of claim construction terms and proposed constructions.  The procedural schedule also indicates that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on July 7, 2010.  Order No. 5 also includes a procedural schedule in connection with Complainant Knowles Electronics LLC’s (“Knowles”) motion for temporary relief (Exhibit B).  According to Exhibit B, the hearing regarding Knowles’ motion for temporary relief will commence on February 17, 2010.

According to Order No. 6, the Initial Determination in the investigation will be due on November 22, 2010 and the target date for completion of this investigation is March 21, 2011 (which is 15 months after institution of the investigation).