By Eric Schweibenz
On September 4, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 33 in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Controls Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-820).

According to the Order, Complainants Rovi Corporation, Rovi Guides, Inc., United Video Properties, Inc., Gemstar Development Corporation, and Index Systems, Inc. (collectively, “Rovi”) moved to compel Respondent VIZIO, Inc. (“Vizio”) to produce discs containing the source code of its primary OEM that are allegedly in Vizio’s possession. 

In the Order, ALJ Bullock explained that his Ground Rule 3.1 requires all motions to include “a separate memorandum of points and authorities in support of the motion.”  Because Rovi’s motion did not include a separate memorandum of points and authorities, ALJ Bullock found that Rovi failed to comply with Ground Rule 3.1 and thus he denied the motion.