Settlements

ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To LG Electronics In Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players (337-TA-824)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
22
On October 18, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 32 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 and Respondents LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Micron Technology And Lexar Media In Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices (337-TA-841)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
07
On November 6, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 28 in Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a motion filed by Complainant Technology Properties Limited LLC to terminate the investigation as to Respondents Micron Technology, Inc. and Lexar Media, Inc. based on a settlement agreement. 

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To All Respondents In Certain CMOS Image Sensors (337-TA-846)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
13
On November 8, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 9 in Certain CMOS Image Sensors and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-846).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a motion filed by Complainant California Institute of Technology (“Caltech”) and Respondents STMicroelectronics NV and STMicroelectronics Inc. (collectively, “STMicro”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between Caltech and STMicro.  The Order terminated the investigation as to all respondents, including Nokia Corp., Nokia, Inc., Research in Motion Ltd., and Research in Motion Corp. who filed their own joint motions to terminate the investigation on the basis of the settlement agreement between Caltech and STMicro.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Essex granted the motion and terminated the investigation in its entirety.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Yellowbrick Tracking In Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices (337-TA-854)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
13
On November 8, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 7 in Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-854).

In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a motion filed by Complainant BriarTek IP, Inc. to terminate the investigation with respect to Respondent Yellowbrick Tracking, Ltd. based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Pender Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Electronic Devices Having A Retractable USB Connector (337-TA-843)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
14
On November 8, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order Nos. 32-35 in Certain Electronic Devices Having A Retractable USB Connector(Inv. No. 337-TA-843).

In Order No. 32, ALJ Pender granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Anu IP LLC (“Anu”) and Respondent Office Depot Inc. (“Office Depot”) to terminate the investigation with respect to Office Depot on the basis of a settlement agreement. 

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory and NAND Flash Memory Devices (337-TA-803)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
14
On November 7 and 8, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order Nos. 70-72 in Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory and NAND Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-803).

In Order No. 70, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC, Invention Investment Fund I, L.P., Invention Investment Fund II, LLC, Intellectual Ventures I LLC, and Intellectual Ventures II LLC (collectively, “IV”) and Respondents Elpida Memory, Inc. and Elpida Memory (USA) Inc. (collectively, “Elpida”) to terminate the investigation with respect to Elpida on the basis of a license agreement.  According to the Order, subsequent to institution of the investigation, Elpida filed for reorganization in Japan for bankruptcy in the U.S.  Also, Complainants’ licensee, nonparty Micron Technology, Inc. (“Micron”) entered into an agreement to acquire Elpida, pending approval by the relevant bankruptcy courts.  According to the Order, Micron’s acquisition of Elpida will resolve the dispute between IV and Elpida. 

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Food Storage Containers (337-TA-835)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
19
On November 14, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 11 in Certain Food Storage Containers, Cups, Plates, Cutlery, and Related Items and Packaging Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-835).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a motion filed by Complainant Fabri-Kal Corporation and Respondents Trans World International (New York), Inc., Green Wave International, Inc., and John Calarese & Co. (collectively, the “Green Wave Respondents”) to terminate the investigation as to Green Wave Respondents on the basis of a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Bullock granted the motion.

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Video Analytics Software (337-TA-795)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
20
On November 14, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 39 in Certain Video Analytics Software, Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-795).

According to the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by Complainant ObjectVideo, Inc. (“ObjectVideo”) and Respondents Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Bosch Sicherheissysteme GmbH, Bosch Security Systems B.V., Bosch Sicherheitssysteme Engineering GmbH, Bosch Security Systems – Sistemas de Seguranca, S.A., Bosch (Zhuhai) Security Systems, Co., Ltd., and Extreme CCTV, Inc. (collectively, “Bosch”) to terminate the investigation as to Bosch based on a license agreement. 

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
20
On November 14, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 27 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). 

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. and Respondent Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. (“Taylor Made”) to terminate the investigation as to Taylor Made based on a consent order stipulation, proposed consent order, and a settlement agreement.  ALJ Bullock determined that the consent order stipulation complied with Commission Rule 210.21(c)(3), and that there is no evidence of record that terminating the investigation as to Taylor Made would be contrary to the public interest. 

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
21
On November 16, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 28 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). 

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. and Respondent Electro-Optics Technology, Inc. (“Electro-Optics”) to terminate the investigation as to Electro-Optics based on a consent order stipulation, proposed consent order, and a settlement agreement.  ALJ Bullock determined that the consent order stipulation complied with Commission Rule 210.21(c)(3), and that there is no evidence of record that terminating the investigation as to Electro-Optics would be contrary to the public interest. 

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ALJ Pender Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Light-Emitting Diodes (337-TA-785)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
21
On November 16, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 39 in Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-785).

In the Order, ALJ Pender granted a joint motion filed by Complainant OSRAM AG and Respondents LG Electronics, Inc., LG Innotek Co., Ltd., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., and LG Innotek U.S.A., Inc. to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Pender granted the joint motion and terminated the investigation in its entirety.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Light-Emitting Diodes (337-TA-802)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
26
On November 13, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 30 in Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing the Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-802).

In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a joint motion filed by Complainant LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Innotek Co., Ltd. and Respondents OSRAM AG, OSRAM Sylvania Inc., OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc., Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Hella Electronics Corp., Hella Corporate Center USA, Inc., Hella, Inc., and Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH, Automotive Lighting, LLC, and Tecnologia de Iluminacion Automotriz S.A. de C.V. to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Rogers granted the joint motion and terminated the investigation in its entirety.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
27
On November 20, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 29 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). 

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. and Respondent Shure, Inc. (“Shure”) to terminate the investigation as to Shure based on a consent order stipulation, proposed consent order, and a settlement agreement.  ALJ Bullock determined that the consent order stipulation complied with Commission Rule 210.21(c)(3), and that there is no evidence of record that terminating the investigation as to Shure would be contrary to the public interest. 

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
28
On November 27, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 34 in Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Technology Properties Limited LLC (“TPL”) and Respondent Systemax Inc. (“Systemax”) to terminate the investigation as to Systemax based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Essex granted the motion filed by TPL and Systemax.

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Video Analytics Software (337-TA-852)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
03
On November 27, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 7 in Certain Video Analytics Software, Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-852).

According to the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by Complainant ObjectVideo, Inc. (“ObjectVideo”) and Respondent PELCO, Inc. (“PELCO”) to terminate the investigation as to PELCO based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Pender Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Computing Devices With Associated Instruction Sets And Software (337-TA-812)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
05
On November 30, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 18 in Certain Computing Devices With Associated Instruction Sets and Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-812).

According to the Order, ALJ Pender granted a joint motion filed by Complainants VIA Technologies, Inc., IP-First, LLC and Centaur Technology, Inc. (collectively, “VIA”) and Respondent Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) to terminate the investigation as to Apple based on a settlement agreement.  As required by Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2), ALJ Pender determined that the settlement agreement between VIA and Apple did not “impose any undue burdens on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, and United States consumers.”

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ALJ Essex Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Consumer Electronics And Display Devices (337-TA-836)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
11
On December 11, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 29 granting Complainant Graphics Properties Holdings, Inc. ("GPH") and Respondent Apple , Inc.'s ("Apple") joint motion to terminate the investigation on the basis of a settlement agreement in Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-836).

As required by Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2), ALJ Essex determined that the settlement agreement between GPH and Apple did not impose any undue burdens on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, and United States consumers.  Accordingly, the ALJ granted the motion and terminated the investigation with respect to Apple.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Joint Motion To Terminate LG Respondents In Certain Consumer Electronics (337-TA-839)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
14
On December 7, 2012, ALJ James E. Gildea issued Order No. 21 granting a joint motion to terminate Respondents LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, “LG”) from the investigation in Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets (Inv. No. 337-TA-839).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Pragmatus AV, LLC (“Pragmatus”) and LG to terminate the investigation as to LG based on a patent license and settlement agreement.  As required by Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2), ALJ Gildea determined that the agreement between Pragmatus and LG did not “impose any undue burdens on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, and United States consumers.”  Accordingly, ALJ Gildea granted the joint motion and terminated the investigation as to LG.

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ALJ Pender Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Electronic Devices With Communication Capabilities (337-TA-808)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
18
On December 14, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 26 in Certain Electronic Devices with Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-808). 

In the Order, ALJ Pender granted Complainant HTC Corp. (“HTC”) and Respondent Apple Inc.’s (“Apple”) joint motion to terminate the investigation in its entirety without prejudice on the basis of a settlement agreement between HTC and Apple.  As required by Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2), ALJ Pender determined that the settlement agreement between HTC and Apple did not impose any undue burdens on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, and United States consumers.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
19
On December 18, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order Nos. 36, 37, and 40 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855).

According to Order No. 36, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. (collectively, “Hitachi”) and Respondent Skullcandy, Inc. (“Skullcandy”) to terminate the investigation as to Skullcandy based on a consent order stipulation, proposed consent order, and a settlement agreement. 

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