By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our August 29, 2011 post, on October 14, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 6:  Setting the Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedule in Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-800).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set February 28, 2013 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately 18 months after institution of the investigation).  Therefore, any final initial determination is due no later than October 28, 2012.  ALJ Essex determined that there is good cause for setting an 18-month target date in this investigation in light of, inter alia, the seven patents and over 130 claims at issue. 

In addition, ALJ Essex directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by November 3, 2011.  ALJ Essex instructed the parties to propose schedules that account for a prehearing conference and tutorial on June 18, 2012, and a hearing that commences on the same day and concludes no later than June 27, 2012.