By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our August 1, 2011 post, on August 3, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 4: Setting Target Date in Certain Video Analytics Software, Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-795).

According to the Order, ALJ Rogers set December 31, 2012 as the target date (which is 17 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Rogers further indicated that the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on August 31, 2012.

ALJ Rogers determined that there is good cause for setting a 17-month target date in this investigation in light of the six respondents and 108 patent claims at issue.  ALJ Rogers also explained that “this investigation was instituted only 13 days after the last investigation assigned to me, Inv. No. 337-TA-790.”  Further ALJ Rogers found that “[i]t is necessary to schedule the current investigation on a 17-month schedule to adequately space the two Initial Determinations apart from each other.”