By John Presper
Further to our November 12 and November 21, 2013 posts, on December 6, 2013 ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 7 setting the procedural schedule in Certain Navigation Products, Including GPS Devices, Navigation and Display Systems, Radar Systems, Navigational Aids, Mapping Systems and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-900).

According to the Order, ALJ Lord determined that a Markman hearing will commence on March 6, 2014; the evidentiary hearing will commence on August 25, 2014; and any final initial determination will issue no later than November 14, 2014.  The target date for completion of the investigation is March 16, 2015 (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).