By Eric SchweibenzOn December 14, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 26 in Certain Electronic Devices with Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-808).
In the Order, ALJ Pender granted Complainant HTC Corp. (“HTC”) and Respondent Apple Inc.’s (“Apple”) joint motion to terminate the investigation in its entirety without prejudice on the basis of a settlement agreement between HTC and Apple. As required by Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2), ALJ Pender determined that the settlement agreement between HTC and Apple did not impose any undue burdens on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, and United States consumers.
Accordingly, ALJ Pender granted the motion and terminated the investigation in its entirety.