By Eric Schweibenz
On February 20, 2009, ALJ E. James Gildea issued an order setting April 22, 2009 for a technology tutorial and Markman argument in the matter of Certain Laser Imageable Lithographic Printing Plates  (Inv. No. 337-TA-636).

Regarding technology tutorials, ALJ Gildea states in the order that “brief technology tutorials will be useful in setting the stage for the hearing.  Complainant and Respondents will be permitted 30 minutes per side to present the technology at issue in this Investigation.  Legal argument during said presentations will not be permitted.”

With respect to the Markman argument, ALJ Gildea permits the parties “to present Markman tutorials providing an overview of claim construction issues with respect to the two patents at issue in this Investigation.  Complainant, Respondents, and Staff will be permitted 30 minutes per side to summarize their legal arguments with respect to claim construction.”