Further to our June 7, 2011 post, on June 9, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 2: Notice of Ground Rules and Target Date; Order Setting Date for Submission of Discovery Statements in Certain Wireless Communication Devices and Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-775).

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is Linex Technologies, Inc. of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and the Respondents are Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, California, Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California, Aruba Networks, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, Meru Networks of Sunnyvale, California, and Ruckus Wireless of Sunnyvale, California.

In the Order, ALJ Bullock set October 8, 2012, as the target date for completing the investigation (which is sixteen months after institution of the investigation).

In addition, ALJ Bullock directed the parties to submit discovery statements and proposed procedural schedules by June 24, 2011, which should consider an anticipated evidentiary hearing commencing on April 12, 2012.

Lastly, the Order also included ALJ Bullock’s ground rules governing the conduct of the investigation.