By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our April 30, 2012 and May 21, 2012 posts, on May 21, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 4 in Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices, Related Software and Firmware, and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-842).

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 January 28, 2013; the Initial Determination is due on May 3, 2013; and the target date for completing the investigation is September 3, 2013 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).