ALJ Essex Grants Joint Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets (337-TA-839)
On January 29, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order No. 32, Order No. 33 and Order No. 34 in Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets (Inv. No. 337-TA-839).
In the Orders, ALJ Gildea granted joint motions filed by Complainant Pragmatus AV, LLC (“Pragmatus”) and Respondents Pantech Co., Ltd. and Pantech Wireless, Inc. (collectively, “Pantech”), ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. and ASUS Computer International, Inc. (collectively, “ASUS”), and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (collectively, “Samsung”), respectively, to terminate the investigation on the basis of settlement/license agreements. ALJ Gildea agreed with the Commission Investigative Staff that the agreements appear to resolve the respective disputes between Pragmatus and Pantech, ASUS and Samsung, and that there was no indication that termination of any of these Respondents would have an adverse impact on the public interest, in accordance with Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2).
The investigation remains pending against Respondents HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.