Settlements

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
02
On December 21, 2012, ALJ James E. Gildea issued Order No. 25 granting a joint motion to terminate Respondents Research In Motion Ltd. and Research In Motion Corp. (collectively, “RIM”) 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 RIM to terminate the investigation as to RIM 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 RIM 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 RIM.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Electronic Devices With Graphics Data Processing Systems (337-TA-813)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
07
On December 13, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 32 in Certain Electronic Devices with Graphics Data Processing Systems, Components Thereof, and Associated Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-813).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainants S3 Graphics Co., Ltd. and S3 Graphics, Inc. as well as Respondent Apple Inc. to terminate the investigation in its entirety on the basis of a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Portable Electronic Devices (337-TA-797)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
07
On December 13, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 75 in Certain Portable Electronic Devices and Related Software(Inv. No. 337-TA-797).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Apple Inc. and Respondents HTC Corp., HTC America, Inc., and Exedea, Inc. to terminate the investigation on the basis of a patent license and settlement agreement.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
08
On December 18, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 43 in Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-824).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a motion filed by Complainant Walker Digital, LLC to terminate the investigation as to Respondents Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. based on a settlement agreement.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
08
On January 2, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 41 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 Allstar Magnetics, LLC (“Allstar Magnetics”) to terminate the investigation as to Allstar Magnetics based on a consent order stipulation, proposed consent order, and a settlement agreement. 

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To American Ace Supply In Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (337-TA-739)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
08
On January 3, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 74 in Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-739).

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. and Respondent American Ace Supply, Inc. (“American Ace Supply”) to terminate the investigation as to American Ace Supply based on a settlement agreement. 

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
09
On January 8, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 44 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 and Respondent Fujitsu Limited (“Fujitsu”) to terminate the investigation as to Fujitsu based on a settlement agreement. 

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Vizio In Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (337-TA-820)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
09
On January 8, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 56 in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Control Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-820). 

In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Rovi Corporation, Rovi Guides, Inc., United Video Properties, Inc., Gemstar Development Corporation, and Index Systems, Inc. and Respondent Vizio, Inc. (“Vizio”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Sierra Wireless In Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices (337-TA-853)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
16
On January 15, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 17 in Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-853).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC, and Patriot Scientific Corporation and Respondents Sierra Wireless, Inc., and Sierra Wireless America, Inc. to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Enforcement Proceeding In Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
16
On December 13, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 130 in Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-710).

By way of background, Apple Inc. (“Apple”) filed an enforcement complaint on June 4, 2012 alleging that Respondents High Tech Computer Corp. and HTC America, Inc. (collectively, “HTC”) violated the Commission’s December 19, 2011 limited exclusion order in the underlying investigation.  See our June 6, 2012 post for more details on Apple’s enforcement complaint against HTC.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Motorola Mobility In Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (337-TA-834)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
16
On January 15, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 30 in Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics(Inv. No. 337-TA-834).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Immersion Corporation and Respondent Motorola Mobility LLC to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To VIZIO In Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (337-TA-845)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
28
On January 22, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 21 in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-845).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Rovi Corporation, Rovi Guides, Inc., Rovi Technologies Corporation, Starsight Telecast, Inc., United Video Properties, Inc., and Index Systems, Inc. and Respondent VIZIO, Inc. to terminate the investigation as to VIZIO based on a settlement agreement.

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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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Jan
30
On January 28, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 30 in Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-836).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Graphics Properties Holdings, Inc. (“GPH”) and Respondents HTC Corp., HTC America, Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., Research In Motion Ltd., Research In Motion Corp., 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, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. to terminate the investigation on the basis of a series of settlement agreements. ALJ Essex agreed with the Commission Investigative Staff in finding that the settlement agreements appeared to resolve the disputes between the parties and that there was no indication that termination would have an adverse impact on the public interest, in accordance with Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2).

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ALJ Essex Grants Joint Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets (337-TA-839)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
30
On January 29, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order No. 32, Order No. 33 and Order No. 34 in Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets(Inv. No. 337-TA-839).

In the Orders, ALJ Gildea granted joint motions filed by Complainant Pragmatus AV, LLC ("Pragmatus") and Respondents Pantech Co., Ltd. and Pantech Wireless, Inc. (collectively, "Pantech"), ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. and ASUS Computer International, Inc. (collectively, "ASUS"), and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications  America, LLC (collectively, "Samsung"), respectively, to terminate the investigation on the basis of settlement/license agreements.  ALJ Gildea agreed with the Commission Investigative Staff that the agreements appear to resolve the respective disputes between Pragmatus and Pantech, ASUS and Samsung, and that there was no indication that termination of any of these Respondents would have an adverse impact on the public interest, in accordance with Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2).

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Menard And Pass & Seymour In Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (337-TA-739)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
04
On February 4, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 76 in Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-739).

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Respondent Menard Inc. (“Menard”) and Intervenor Pass & Seymour (“P&S”) to terminate the investigation as to Menard and P&S based on a settlement agreement. 

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
06
On February 4, 2013, ALJ James E. Gildea issued Order No. 35 granting a joint motion to terminate Respondents HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc. (collectively, “HTC”) 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 HTC to terminate the investigation as to HTC based on a patent license agreement.  As required by Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2), ALJ Gildea determined that the agreement between Pragmatus and HTC 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 in its entirety.

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Mitsubishi Respondents In Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (337-TA-845)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
06
On February 27, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 34 in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-845).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Rovi Corporation, Rovi Guides, Inc., Rovi Technologies Corporation, Starsight Telecast, Inc., United Video Properties, Inc., and Index Systems, Inc. and Respondents Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc., and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (collectively “Mitsubishi”) to terminate the investigation as to Mitsubishi based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To LG Respondents In Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (337-TA-845)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
06
On March 1, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 36 in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-845).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Rovi Corporation, Rovi Guides, Inc., Rovi Technologies Corporation, Starsight Telecast, Inc., United Video Properties, Inc., and Index Systems, Inc. and Respondents LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. (collectively “LGE”) to terminate the investigation as to LGE based on a settlement agreement.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
14
On March 12, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 77 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. (collectively, “Hitachi”) and Respondent Viona Corp. (“Viona”) to terminate the investigation as to Viona based on a consent order stipulation, proposed consent order, and a settlement agreement. 

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ALJ Bullock Terminates Enforcement Proceeding Based on Settlement Agreement In Certain Prepregs, Laminates, And Finished Circuit Boards (337-TA-659)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
19
On March 18, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 20 in Certain Prepregs, Laminates, and Finished Circuit Boards (Inv. No. 337-TA-659).

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Isola USA Corp. ("Isola") and Respondent Taiwan Union Technology Corp. ("TUC") to terminate the enforcement proceeding based on a settlement agreement between Isola and TUC.

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