By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our July 15, 2011 post, on September 1, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4:  Setting the Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedule in Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices, Including USB Flash Drives and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-788).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set November 19, 2012 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).  Therefore, any final initial determination is due no later than July 19, 2012.

In addition, ALJ Essex directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by September 16, 2011.  ALJ Essex instructed the parties to propose schedules that account for a prehearing conference and tutorial on May 9, 2012, and a hearing that commences on the same day and concludes no later than May 16, 2012.