By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our December 10, 2011 and January 18, 2012 posts, on January 18, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 5 in Certain Devices with Secure Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-818).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw included provisions for the early exchange of claim terms and proposed constructions.  In addition, ALJ Shaw determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on September 5, 2012; the Initial Determination is due on December 7, 2012; and the target date for completing the investigation is April 8, 2013 (which is 16 months after institution of the investigation).