By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our September 29, 2011 post, on October 4, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 2 in Certain Electronic Devices With Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-808).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea set April 1, 2013 as the target date (which is approximately 18 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Gildea further indicated that the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on November 30, 2012.

ALJ Gildea determined that there is good cause for setting a target date exceeding sixteen months in this investigation in light of his “commitments in other already instituted Investigations” and the “almost 50 asserted patent claims among eight patents” at issue in this investigation.  

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