By Eric Schweibenz
On September 9, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 36 in Certain Standard Cell Libraries, Products Containing or Made Using the Same, Integrated Circuits Made Using the Same, and Products Containing Such Integrated Circuits (Inv. No. 337-TA-906).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 23, 2013 complaint filed by Tela Innovations, Inc. ("Tela") alleging violations of Section 337 by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. and TSMC North America (collectively, "TSMC") in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain standard cell libraries, products containing or made using the same, integrated circuits made using the same, and products containing such integrated circuits that infringe U.S. Patent No. 8,490,043.  See our December 31, 2013 and January 24, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively.

According to Order. No. 36, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by Tela and TSMC to terminate this investigation in its entirety based on a binding Letter of Intent, and a memorandum in support thereof.