By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our August 2, 2010 post, on September 20, 2010, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Order No. 7 in Certain Devices Having Elastomeric Gel and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-732).

In the Order, ALJ Luckern modified his ground rules to address certain issues regarding the service of documents that were raised by the parties during the August 26, 2010 preliminary conference.  In addition, ALJ Luckern set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for the early exchange of claim construction terms and proposed constructions.

Also, according to the Order, the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on May 16, 2011.