By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our October 21, 2013 post, on October 23, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Thermal Support Devices For Infants, Infant Incubators, Infant Warmers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-896).

According to the Order, ALJ Pender set the target date for completion of this investigation as February 3, 2015 (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).  In addition, ALJ Pender set the procedural schedule for the investigation and provided for the early exchange of claim terms and proposed constructions.  ALJ Pender also determined that a Markman hearing will commence on January 22, 2014; the evidentiary hearing will commence on June 9, 2014; and any final initial determination will issue no later than October 3, 2014.