By Eric Schweibenz
On September 4, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 9 in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-845).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a consent motion filed by Respondents Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc. (“MEUH”), Mitsubishi Electric and Electronics USA, Inc. (“MEUS”), and Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. (“MDEA”) to terminate MEUH, MEUS, and MDEA as respondents in this investigation. 

In support of the motion, MEUH, MEUS, and MDEA argued that they should be terminated from the investigation because Respondent Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. (“MEVSA”) is the operating entity responsible for product design and engineering, manufacturing, importing and selling in the U.S. the Mitsubishi products accused of infringement.  MEUH, MEUS, and MDEA also argued that Respondent Mitsubishi Electric Corp. is the ultimate parent company of MEVSA.  MEUH, MEUS, and MDEA also noted that the complainants and the other respondents consented to the motion.  Accordingly, ALJ Shaw granted the motion and MEUH, MEUS, and MDEA were terminated from the investigation.