Settlements

ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-742)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
28
On January 28, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 7 in Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-742).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant LG Electronics, Inc. and Respondents Vizio, Inc., AmTran Technology Co., Ltd., and AmTran Logistics, Inc. to terminate the investigation based on the parties’ statement that “they have entered into a Settlement Agreement and some Patent Cross License Agreements.”

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ITC Issues Notice Terminating Investigation Based on Settlement in Certain Video Displays (337-TA-687)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
07
On February 4, 2011, the International Trade Commission issued a notice determining to terminate the Investigation based on settlement and license agreements in Certain Video Displays, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-687).

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation was LG Electronics, Inc. (“LG”).  LG accused Vizio, Inc. , AmTran Technology Co., Ltd., and AmTran Logistics, Inc. of importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and/or the sale within the United States after importation of certain liquid crystal display and plasma flat screen televisions that infringed U.S. Patent Nos. 5,790,096, 5,459,522, 7,154,564 (the ‘564 patent) and 5,537,612 (the ‘612 patent).  The ALJ issued a final Initial Determination finding a violation of section 337 with respect to the ‘612 patent.  See our October 5, 2010 post for more information.

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ALJ Charneski Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Large Scale Integrated Circuit Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-716)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
03
On February 28, 2011, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued Order No. 35 in Certain Large Scale Integrated Circuit Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-716).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Panasonic Corporation and Respondents Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor Japan Ltd., Freescale Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Freescale Singapore Pte. Ltd., Freescale Semiconductor Taiwan Ltd., Freescale Qiangxin (Tianjin) IC Design Co., Ltd., Freescale Semiconductor (China) Limited, Mouser Electronics, Inc, Motorola, Inc., Newark Electronics Corporation, and Newark Corporation to terminate the investigation based on a settlement and license agreement.

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ALJ Charneski Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Adjustable-Height Beds (337-TA-734)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Apr
15
On April 13, 2011, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued Order No. 21 in Certain Adjustable-Height Beds and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-734).

By way of background this Investigation was based on an August 5, 2010 complaint filed by Invacare Corporation of Elyria, Ohio (“Invacare”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Medical Depot, Inc., d/b/a Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing of Port Washington, New York and Shanghai Shunlong Physical Therapy Equipment Co., Ltd. of Shanghai, China (collectively “Respondents”) through their infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,983,495; 6,997,082; 7,302,716; and 7,441,289.  See our September 13, 2010 post for more details.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Flash Memory Chips (337-TA-735)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
21
On June 20, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers issued the public version of Order No. 42 in Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-735).

By way of background, this Investigation was based on an August 6, 2010 complaint filed by Spansion LLC (“Spansion”), of Sunnyvale, California alleging violation of Section 337 by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea, and several of its affiliated entities (collectively, “Samsung”) as well as several downstream manufacturers such as Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, California, Research In Motion Ltd. of Canada, and Sirius XM Radio, Inc. through infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,018,922; 6,900,124; 6,459,625; and/or 6,369,416.  See our August 11, 2010 post for more details.

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ALJ Charneski Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Mobile Tablets, Portable Music Players, And Computers (337-TA-771)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
22
On June 17, 2011, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued the public version of Order No. 8 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Mobile Tablets, Portable Music Players, and Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-771).

By way of background, this Investigation was based on a March 28, 2011 complaint filed by Nokia Corporation of Finland, Nokia Inc. of White Plains, New York, and Intellisync Corporation of White Plains, New York alleging violation of Section 337 by Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California through its infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,209,911; 6,212,529; 6,141,664; 7,558,696; 6,445,932; 5,898,740; and 7,319,874.  See our April 26, 2011 post for more details.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
22
On June 20, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 26 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 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. of Austin, Texas (“Freescale”), Broadcom Corporation of Irvine, California (“Broadcom”), Cisco Systems, Inc., of San Jose, California, and Motorola, Inc., of Schaumburg, Illinois for infringing U.S. Patent Nos. 6,470,405; 6,591,353; 7,287,109; 7,602,857; 7,602,858; and/or 7,715,494.  See our January 5, 2011 post for more details.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Mobile Communications And Computer Devices (337-TA-704)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jun
27
On June 24, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 73 in Certain Mobile Communications and Computer Devices and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-704). 

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is Apple Inc. (“Apple”) and the Respondents are Nokia Corporation and Nokia Inc. (collectively, “Nokia”).

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ALJ Luckern Grants Motion to Terminate Investigation As To LG Electronics Respondents In Certain Electronic Imaging Devices (337-TA-726)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
06
On July 1, 2011, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Order No. 39 in Certain Electronic Imaging Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-726).  In the Order, ALJ Luckern granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Flashpoint Technology, Inc. (“Flashpoint”) and Respondents LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics, U.S.A., Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, the “LG Respondents”) to terminate the investigation as to the LG Respondents based on a patent license agreement and a settlement agreement.

After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, ALJ Luckern granted the joint motion filed by Flashpoint and the LG Respondents.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Respondent Yun Sheng (U.S.A.) Inc. In Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (337-TA-755)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
06
On June 30, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 19 (dated June 6, 2011) in Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (Inv. No. 337-TA-755).  In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a motion filed by Complainants Remy International, Inc. and Remy Technologies LLC (collectively, “Remy”) to terminate the investigation as to Respondent Yun Sheng (U.S.A.) Inc. based on a settlement agreement.

After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Rogers granted the motion filed by Remy.

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ALJ Charneski Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Nokia In Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
07
On July 6, 2011, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued the public version of Order No. 118 (dated July 5, 2011) in Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-710).  In the Order, ALJ Charneski granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Apple Inc. and NeXT Software, Inc. (collectively, “Apple”) and Respondents Nokia Corporation and Nokia Inc. (collectively, “Nokia”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement and a license agreement.

After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, ALJ Charneski granted the joint motion filed by Apple and Nokia.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Controls Technology (337-TA-747)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
12
On July 11, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 18 (dated July 11, 2011) in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Controls Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-747). 

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Rovi Corporation, Rovi Guides, Inc., United Video Properties, Inc., and Index Systems, Inc. (collectively, “Rovi”) and Respondents Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America, Inc., Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C., and Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (collectively, “Toshiba”) to terminate the investigation based on an Interactive Program Guide License Agreement.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Respondent Linhai Yongei In Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (337-TA-755)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
13
On July 12, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 20 (dated July 12, 2011) in Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (Inv. No. 337-TA-755).  In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a motion filed by Complainants Remy International, Inc. and Remy Technologies LLC (collectively, “Remy”) to terminate the investigation as to Respondent Linhai Yongei based on a settlement agreement.

After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Rogers granted the motion filed by Remy.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation As To Certain Respondents In Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices (337-TA-773)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
26
On July 18, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order No. 13 (dated July 18, 2011) and Order No. 14 (dated July 18, 2011) in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-773). 

In Order No. 13, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Ogma, LLC (“Ogma”) and Respondents VTech Holdings, Ltd. and Vtech Electronics North America, LLC (collectively “VTech”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between the parties. After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Gildea granted the joint motion filed by Ogma and VTech.

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ALJ Luckern Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation As To Certain Respondents In Certain Components For Installation Of Marine Autopilots With GPS Or IMU (337-TA-738)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
26
On July 18, 2011, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued the public versions of Order No. 18 (dated July 18, 2011) and Order No. 19 (dated July 18, 2011) in Certain Components For Installation Of Marine Autopilots With GPS Or IMU (Inv. No. 337-TA-738).

In Order No. 18, ALJ Luckern granted a joint motion filed by Complainant American GNC Corp. (“AGNC”) and Respondents Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (“Furuno”) to terminate the investigation based on settlement agreements between the parties. After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, ALJ Luckern granted the joint motion filed by AGNC and Furuno.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation As To Certain Respondents In Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices (337-TA-773)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
27
On July 25, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order No. 18 (dated July 25, 2011) and Order No. 19 (dated July 25, 2011) in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-773). 

In Order No. 18, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Ogma, LLC (“Ogma”) and Respondent Mad Katz, Inc. (“Mad Katz”) to terminate the investigation based on a license agreement with non-party RPX Corp. (“RPX”).  According to the Order, Mad Katz executed a Membership and License Agreement with RPX, and RPX is a licensee of the asserted patents.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, ALJ Gildea granted the joint motion filed by Ogma and Mad Katz.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Turbomachinery Blades (337-TA-751)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
27
On July 25, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 8 (dated July 25, 2011) in Certain Turbomachinery Blades, Engines and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-751). 

In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”) and Respondents Rolls-Royce plc and Rolls-Royce Group plc (collectively, “Rolls-Royce”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between the parties.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Bullock granted the joint motion filed by UTC and Rolls-Royce.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (337-TA-739)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
27
On July 25, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 58 (dated July 25, 2011) in Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-739). 

In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. (“Leviton”) and Respondents Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. and Central Purchasing, LLC (collectively, the “Respondents”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between the parties.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Bullock granted the joint motion filed by Leviton and the Respondents.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Wind And Solar-Powered Light Posts And Street Lamps (337-TA-736)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
04
On August 2, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 20 (dated August 2, 2011) in Certain Wind and Solar-Powered Light Posts and Street Lamps(Inv. No. 337-TA-736). 

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted an unopposed motion filed by Complainants Duggal Dimensions LLC, Duggal Energy Solutions, LLC, and Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc. (collectively, “Duggal”) to terminate the investigation based on the withdrawal of the complaint.  According to the Order, Duggal entered into a written settlement agreement with the Respondents Gus Power Incorporated, Efston Science, Inc., The StressCrete Group, and King Luminaire, Inc.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the settlement agreement, ALJ Gildea granted the motion filed by Duggal.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation As To Sony Ericsson In Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices (337-TA-773)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
08
On August 5, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 24 (dated August 5, 2011) in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-773). 

In Order No. 24, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Ogma, LLC (“Ogma”) and Respondents Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (collectively, “Sony Ericsson”) to terminate the investigation based on a license agreement with non-party RPX Corp. (“RPX”).  According to the Order, Sony Ericsson’s parent company executed a Membership and License Agreement with RPX, and RPX is a licensee of the asserted patents.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, ALJ Gildea granted the joint motion filed by Ogma and Sony Ericsson.

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