By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our November 3, 2010 post, on December 17, 2010, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 in Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-744).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex set March 5, 2012 as the target date (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Essex further indicated that any final initial determination on violation should be filed no later than November 4, 2011.  In addition, ALJ Essex noted that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on August 22, 2011.  ALJ Essex also noted that a Markman hearing will commence on March 1, 2011 and a Markman order will be issued no later than April 15, 2011.

The Order directs the parties to submit a proposed procedural schedule by no later than January 7, 2011.