By Eric Schweibenz
On June 22, 2010, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Orders No. 8 and 9 in Certain Electronic Devices With Multi-Touch Enabled Touchpads and Touchscreens (Inv. No. 337-TA-714).  In the Orders, ALJ Luckern set the procedural schedule for the investigation and Markman proceeding.

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is Elan Microelectronics Corporation and the Respondent is Apple Inc.  The investigation was instituted on April 26, 2010 based on Elan’s complaint of March 29, 2010.  See our April 26, 2010 post for more details.

In Order No. 8, ALJ Luckern set a procedural schedule for the Markman proceeding, including dates for the parties to exchange claim terms and constructions and deadlines for the filing of summary determination motions on claim construction.  ALJ Luckern also determined that the Markman hearing will take place on August 18, 2010 in the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia.

In Order No. 9, ALJ Luckern set the procedural schedule for the investigation, including a February 17, 2011 start date for the evidentiary hearing.