By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our April 30, 2012 and June 11, 2012 posts, on June 19, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 17 in Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841).

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 as well as a Markman hearing on August 9, 2012.  ALJ Essex further determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on January 7, 2013; any final initial determination is due no later than May 2, 2013; and September 3, 2013 is the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).