US District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson has set May 24 as the deadline to hear discussions on potential remedies in the Microsoft antitrust case.

Before the oral arguments, the government must file its proposed remedies to Jackson between April 25 and 28, and Microsoft will file its response to those proposals, including possible counter proposals, by May 10. Then the government has until May 17 to offer its position on Microsoft's response.

Jackson issued his ruling of law regarding the case on Monday, finding that Microsoft violated antitrust law to maintain its monopoly on the PC operating system, and to make inroads into the Internet browser market.

The schedule was issued following a meeting between Jackson and the parties involved. At the meeting, Jackson said he intended to put the remedy phase of the trial on a "fast track", and may push to move the case directly to the US Supreme Court.