By Alex Gasser
On August 31, 2011, Acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 13 in Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-789).  In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a motion filed by Complainant VIZIO, Inc. (“Vizio”) to terminate the investigation as to the Respondent E&S International Enterprises, Inc. (“E&S”) based on a settlement agreement and patent license agreement.  According to the Order, Vizio stated that E&S joined in the request to terminate this Investigation with respect to them, but that E&S did not sign the motion or jointly move to terminate because E&S had not yet made an appearance in this Investigation.

After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, and receiving the support from the Commission Investigative Staff, ALJ Bullock granted the motion filed by Vizio.