Settlements

ALJ Essex Grants Joint Motion To Partially Terminate Investigation In Certain Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-753)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
07
On March 2, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 64 in Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-753).

By way of background, this Investigation is based on a December 1, 2010 complaint filed by Rambus, Inc., of Sunnyvale, California (“Rambus”) alleging violation of Section 337 by more than thirty named Respondents, including Motorola Mobility, Inc. (“Motorola”).  See our January 5, 2011 post for more details.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Mustek Systems In Certain Digital Photo Frames And Image Display Devices (337-TA-807)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
14
On March 13, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 24 in Certain Digital Photo Frames And Image Display Devices and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-807).

In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a motion filed by Respondent Mustek Systems, Inc. (“Mustek”) to terminate the investigation based on entry of a consent order.  Complainant Technology Properties Limited LLC did not file a response.  After reviewing the motion, ALJ Rogers granted the motion filed by Mustek.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Ericsson In Certain Static Random Access Memories (337-TA-792)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
20
On March 19, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 46in Certain Static Random Access Memories and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-792).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (“Cypress”) and Respondent Ericsson, Inc. (“Ericcson”) to terminate the Investigation based on a settlement agreement between Cypress and Ericsson.

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ALJ Shaw Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain DC-DC Controllers (337-TA-698)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
22
On March 20, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 89 in Certain DC-DC Controllers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-698).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Richtek Technology Corp. and Richtek USA, Inc. and enforcement respondent Sapphire Technology Limited to terminate the Investigation based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Equipment For Communications Networks (337-TA-778)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
23
On March 21, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 47 in Certain Equipment for Communications Networks, Including Switches, Routers, Gateways, Bridges, Wireless Access Points, Cable Modems, IP Phones, and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-778).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant MOSAID Technologies Inc.’s (“MOSAID”) and Respondents Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Consumer Products LLC, Cisco Systems International B.V., and Scientific-Atlanta LLC (collectively, “Cisco”) to terminate the investigation in its entirety on the basis of a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Gildea granted the motion filed by MOSAID and Cisco.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Set-Top Boxes (337-TA-761)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
30
On March 26, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 43 in Certain Set-Top Boxes, and Hardware and Software Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-761).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) and Respondent TiVo Inc. (“TiVo”) to terminate the investigation in its entirety on the basis of a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Gildea granted the motion filed by Microsoft and TiVo.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players (337-TA-824)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
09
On April 2, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 10 and Order No. 11 in Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-824).

In Order No. 10, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Walker Digital, LLC (“Walker Digital”) and Respondents Haier Group Corporation and Haier America Trading, LLC to terminate the investigation based on entry of a consent order. 

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To JI2 and Multimedia Effects In Certain Computer Forensic Devices (337-TA-799)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
12
On April 5, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 34 in Certain Computer Forensic Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-799).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a motion filed by Complainant MyKey Technology Inc. to terminate the investigation as to Respondents Ji2, Inc. (“Ji2”) and Multimedia Effects, Inc. (“Multimedia’) on the basis of a withdrawal of certain paragraphs of the complaint as to Ji2 and Multimedia.   

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ALJ Rogers Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Audiovox In Certain Digital Photo Frames And Image Display Devices (337-TA-807)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
27
On April 24, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 28 in Certain Digital Photo Frames And Image Display Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-807).

In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Technology Properties Limited LLC and Respondent Audiovox Corporation to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement. 

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion to Terminate Investigation As To Westinghouse In Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-789)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
07
On May 7, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 52 in Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-789).  In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant VIZIO, Inc. (“Vizio”) and Respondent Westinghouse Digital LLC (“Westinghouse”) to terminate the investigation based on a patent cross-license and settlement agreement between Vizio and Westinghouse. 

After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, ALJ Bullock granted the motion filed by Vizio and Westinghouse.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players (337-TA-824)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
11
On May 10, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order Nos. 15 and 16 in Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-824).

In Order No. 15, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Walker Digital, LLC (“Walker Digital”) and Respondent Philips Electronics North America Corp. (“Philips”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Gildea granted the motion filed by Walker Digital and Philips.

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Barnes & Noble In Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices (337-TA-769)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
16
On May 11, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 41 in Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices, Related Software, And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-769).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) and Respondents Barnes & Noble, Inc. and barnesandnobile.com (collectively, “B&N”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Essex granted the motion filed by Microsoft and B&N.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Winplus In Certain Wiper Blades (337-TA-816)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
21
On May 15, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 27 in Certain Wiper Blades (Inv. No. 337-TA-816).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Robert Bosch LLC (“Bosch”) and Respondent Winplus North America Inc. (“Winplus”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement and related Supply Agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, ALJ Essex granted the motion filed by Bosch and Winplus.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Harman International Industries In Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players (337-TA-824)

By Eric Schweibenz
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May
25
On May 23, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 18 in Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-824).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Walker Digital, LLC (“Walker Digital”) and Respondent Harman International Industries, Inc. (“Harman”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Gildea granted the joint motion filed by Walker Digital and Harman.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Joint Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Portable Communication Devices (337-TA-827)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
05
On June 1, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public versions of Order Nos. 14 and 15 (both dated May 31, 2012) in Certain Portable Communication Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-827).

In Order No. 14, ALJ Rogers granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Digitude Innovations, LLC (“Digitude”) and the following respondents to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement:

  • Research In Motion Ltd.

  • Research In Motion Corp.

  • LG Electronics, Inc.

  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.

  • LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.

  • Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.

  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

  • Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC

  • Sony Corporation

  • Sony Corporation of America

  • Sony Electronics, Inc.

  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc.

  • Amazon.com, Inc.

  • Pantech Co. Ltd.

  • Pantech Wireless, Inc.


The order states that in the instant investigation, the motion to terminate is based on a series of agreements between Digitude, RPX Corporation, and the above settling respondents.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, ALJ Rogers granted the joint motion filed by Digitude and the above respondents.

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ALJ Essex Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices (337-TA-841)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
12
On June 8, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order Nos. 14 and 15 in Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-841).

In Order No. 14, ALJ Essex granted a motion filed by Complainant Technology Properties Limited LLC (“TPL”) to terminate the investigation as to Respondent Jasco Products Company, LLC on the basis of a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Essex granted TPL’s motion.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion to Terminate Investigation As To Renesas In Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-789)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
12
On June 8, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 66 in Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-789).  In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant VIZIO, Inc. (“Vizio”) and Respondents Renesas Electronics Corporation and Renesas Electronics America, Inc. (collectively, “Renesas”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement and license agreement between Vizio and Renesas. 

After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, ALJ Bullock granted the motion filed by Vizio and Renesas.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Vizio In Certain Digital Televisions Containing Integrated Circuit Devices (337-TA-806)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
12
On June 11, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 10 in Certain Digital Televisions Containing Integrated Circuit Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-806).  

In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Renesas Electronics Corporation and 511 Technologies, Inc. (collectively, “Renesas”) and Respondent VIZIO, Inc. (“Vizio”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement and license agreement between Vizio and Renesas.

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Integrated Solar Power Systems (337-TA-811)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
14
On June 13, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 11 in Certain Integrated Solar Power Systems and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-811).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Westinghouse Solar, Inc. and Andalay Solar, Inc. and Respondents Zep Solar, Inc., Canadian Solar, Inc. and Canadian Solar (USA), Inc. to terminate the investigation based on settlement agreements.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, ALJ Shaw granted the joint motion.

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Whalen Furniture In Certain Electric Fireplaces (337-TA-791/826)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
18
On June 1, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 18 in Certain Electric Fireplaces, Components Thereof, Manuals for Same, and Products Containing Same, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same, and Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-791/826).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Twin-Star International, Inc. and TS Investment Holding Corp. (collectively, “Twin-Star”) and Respondent Whalen Furniture Manufacturing, Inc. (“Whalen”) to terminate the investigation based on a consent order, settlement agreement, and withdrawal of allegations.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Shaw granted the joint motion.

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