• ALJ Bullock Sets Target Date In Certain Static Random Access Memories (337-TA-792)
  • August 3, 2011 | Author: Eric W. Schweibenz
  • Law Firm: Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. - Alexandria Office
  • Further to our July 26, 2011 post, on July 28, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 2: Notice of Ground Rules and Target Date; Order Setting Date for Submission of Discovery Statements in Certain Static Random Access Memories and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-792).

    In the Order, ALJ Bullock set November 28, 2012 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is sixteen months after institution of the investigation).

    In addition, ALJ Bullock directed the parties to submit discovery statements and proposed procedural schedules by August 5, 2011.  ALJ Bullock further determined in the Order that in light of the complexity of the technology at issue in the investigation, “a Markman hearing will be beneficial and assist in streamlining the issues for the evidentiary hearing.”  In this regard, ALJ Bullock instructed the parties to include provisions in their proposed schedules for the exchange of claim construction expert reports and Markman briefs.  ALJ Bullock also noted that the tutorial will be held on October 13, 2011, the Markman hearing will take place on October 14, 2011, and the evidentiary hearing will commence on March 12, 2012.

    Lastly, the Order also included ALJ Bullock’s ground rules governing the conduct of the investigation.