Further to our December 21, 2010 post, on January 10, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 in Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-744).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for the early exchange of infringement contentions, claim construction terms and proposed constructions.

Also, according to the Order, a Markman hearing in this matter will commence on March 1, 2011, the Markman Order will issue April 15, 2001, the evidentiary hearing will commence on August 22, 2011, the Initial Determination is due on November 4, 2011, and the target date for completing this investigation is March 5, 2012.