By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our November 12, 2013 and November 14, 2013 posts, on November 20, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Handheld Magnifiers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-901).

According to the Order, ALJ Pender set the target date for completion of this investigation as March 13, 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 March 10, 2014; the evidentiary hearing will commence on July 8, 2014; and any final initial determination will issue no later than November 13, 2014.