By Eric Schweibenz
On December 21, 2012, ALJ James E. Gildea issued Order No. 25 granting a joint motion to terminate Respondents Research In Motion Ltd. and Research In Motion Corp. (collectively, “RIM”) from the investigation in Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets (Inv. No. 337-TA-839).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Pragmatus AV, LLC (“Pragmatus”) and RIM to terminate the investigation as to RIM based on a patent license and settlement agreement.  As required by Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2), ALJ Gildea determined that the agreement between Pragmatus and RIM 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 Gildea granted the joint motion and terminated the investigation as to RIM.

The investigation remains pending against other Respondents.