By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our December 10, 2011 and January 24, 2012 posts, on February 7, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 6:  Setting Procedural Schedule in Certain Communication Equipment, Components thereof, and Products Containing Same, Including Power Over Ethernet Telephones, Switches, Wireless Access Points, Routers and Other Devices Used in WLANs and Cameras (Inv. No. 337-TA-817).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set the procedural schedule for the investigation and included provisions for the early exchange of claim construction terms and proposed constructions.  ALJ Essex further indicated that the evidentiary hearing will commence on August 27, 2012, any final initial determination will issue no later than December 7, 2012, and the target date for completion of the investigation is April 7, 2013 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).