Settlements

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
12
On August 10, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 28 in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-773). 

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Ogma, LLC (“Ogma”) and Respondent Eiki International, Inc. (“Eiki”) to terminate the investigation based on Ogma’s withdrawal of allegations in its complaint against Eiki.  More particularly, the Order indicates that Eiki has demonstrated that its accused products are protected by license.  Accordingly, for good cause shown, ALJ Gildea granted the joint motion filed by Ogma and Eiki.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Mobile Telephones And Modems (337-TA-758)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
15
On August 11, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 17 (dated August 11, 2011) in Certain Mobile Telephones and Modems (Inv. No. 337-TA-758).

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and Respondents LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., and LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, “LG”) to terminate the investigation based on their having entered into a memorandum of understanding (the “Agreement”).  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the Agreement, ALJ Bullock granted the joint motion filed by Sony and LG.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Electronic Devices Having A Digital Television Receiver (337-TA-774)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
15
On August 11, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 5 (dated August 11, 2011) in Certain Electronic Devices Having A Digital Television Receiver and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-774).

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Zenith Electronics LLC  (“Zenith”) and Respondents Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, and Sony Electronics Inc. (collectively, “Sony”) to terminate the investigation based on their having entered into a memorandum of understanding (the “Agreement”).  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the Agreement, ALJ Bullock granted the joint motion filed by Zenith and Sony.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Motion to Terminate Investigation In Certain Gemcitabine (337-TA-766)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
17
On August 16, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 15 (dated August 16, 2011) in Certain Gemcitabine and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-766).  

According to the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Eli Lilly and Company (“Lilly”) and Respondents Hospira, Inc. (“Hospira”) and Intas Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (“Intas”) to terminate the investigation based on settlement agreements between Lilly and Hospira and Lilly and Intas (the “Agreements”).  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the Agreements, ALJ Rogers granted the joint motion filed by Lilly, Hospira and Intas.

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ALJ Luckern Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation As To Various Respondents In Certain Handbags And Luggage (337-TA-754)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
22
On August 18, 2011, former Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued the public version of Order No. 12 (dated August 3, 2011) in Certain Handbags, Luggage, Accessories and Packaging Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-754).  In the Order, ALJ Luckern granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. (“Vuitton”) and several respondents to terminate the investigation based on two settlement agreements and consent order stipulations between Vuitton and each of the settling respondents. 

According to the Order, the Commission Investigative Staff (“OUII”) represented that one settlement agreement relates to domestic respondents Meada Corporation; Pacpro, Inc.; Jiu Gao Zheng, a/k/a Victor Zheng and a/k/a Peter Zheng; Alice Bei Wang; Trendy Creations, Inc.; and Monhill, Inc., while the other settlement agreement is between Vuitton and each of the Chinese entities and/or individuals who reside in China, namely: Zhixian Lu; Jiu An Zheng; Guangzhou Rimen Leather Goods Company Limited a/k/a Rimen Leather Co., Ltd. and a/k/a Guangzhou Rui Ma Leatherware Co., Ltd.; Jian Yong Zheng, a/k/a Jianyong Zheng; Jiuyou Zheng; Jianbin Zheng; Shengfeng Lin; Wenzhou DIOPHY Trading Company Limited; and Wenzhou BOLIHAO Leather Goods Company Limited. OUII further represented that other respondents elected to default and therefore only certain nonparticipating respondents remain in this investigation.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-764)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
28
On August 23, 2011, Acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 13 in Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof, and Certain Electronics Devices Having a Blu-Ray Disc Player and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-764).

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant LG Electronics, Inc. (“LGE”) and Respondents Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, Sony Electronics, Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc., and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (collectively, “Sony”) to terminate the investigation based on their having entered into a memorandum of understanding (the “Agreement”).  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the Agreement, and receiving the response of the Commission Investigative Staff in support of the motion, ALJ Bullock granted the joint motion filed by LGE and Sony.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Display Devices (337-TA-765)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
29
On August 26, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 9 in Certain Display Devices, Including Digital Televisions and Monitors II (Inv. No. 337-TA-765).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Sony Corporation of Japan and Respondents LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of New Jersey to terminate the investigation based on their having entered into a memorandum of understanding (the “Agreement”).  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the Agreement, and receiving the response of the Commission Investigative Staff in support of the motion, ALJ Gildea granted the joint motion filed by LGE and Sony.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
31
On August 30, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 33 in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-773).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Ogma, LLC (“Ogma”) and Respondents LEGO A/S dba LEGO Group and LEGO Systems, Inc. (collectively, “LEGO”) to terminate the investigation based on Ogma’s withdrawal of allegations in its complaint against LEGO.  More specifically, the Order indicates that LEGO demonstrated that it “does not import the LEGO NXT Accelerometer Sensor, which Ogma accuses of infringement when combined with the accused LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0 product.”  Accordingly, for good cause shown, ALJ Gildea granted the joint motion filed by Ogma and LEGO.  The investigation remains pending against several other respondents.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion to Terminate Investigation As To E&S International In Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-789)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
02
On August 31, 2011, Acting Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 13 in Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-789).  In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a motion filed by Complainant VIZIO, Inc. (“Vizio”) to terminate the investigation as to the Respondent E&S International Enterprises, Inc. (“E&S”) based on a settlement agreement and patent license agreement.  According to the Order, Vizio stated that E&S joined in the request to terminate this Investigation with respect to them, but that E&S did not sign the motion or jointly move to terminate because E&S had not yet made an appearance in this Investigation.

After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreements, and receiving the support from the Commission Investigative Staff, ALJ Bullock granted the motion filed by Vizio.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Joint Motion to Terminate Investigation As To Bensussen Deutsch In Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices (337-TA-773)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
02
On September 1, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 31 in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices and Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-773).  In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Ogma, LLC (“Ogma”) and Respondent Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc. (“BDA”) to terminate the investigation as to BDA based on a settlement agreement. 

After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the settlement agreement, and receiving the support from the Commission Investigative Staff, ALJ Gildea granted the joint motion.  The Investigation remains pending against several other Respondents.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
15
On September 6, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 36 in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices and Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-773).  In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Ogma, LLC (“Ogma”) and Respondents Optoma Corporation and Optoma Technology, Inc. (collectively, “Optoma”) 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 Ogma and Optoma.  The Investigation remains pending against several other Respondents.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
20
On September 15, 2011, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 9 in 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 and Respondents Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Nu Horizons Electronics Corporation to terminate the Investigation based on a consent order stipulation.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Sep
20
On September 15, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 39 in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices and Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-773).  In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Ogma, LLC (“Ogma”) and Respondent Intec, Inc. (“Intec”) 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 Ogma and Intec.  The Investigation remains pending against several other Respondents.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Joint 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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Sep
22
On September 21, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order Nos. 40, 42, and 43 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. 40, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Ogma, LLC (“Ogma”) and Respondent Performance Designed Products LLC (“PPD”) to terminate the investigation based on indirect license agreements with nonparty RPX Corporation (“RPX”).  According to the Order, PDP 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 PDP. 

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Controls Technology (337-TA-801)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
05
On October 4, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 5 in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Controls Technology (Inv. No. 337-TA-801).

In the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Rovi Corporation, Rovi Guides, Inc., United Video Properties, Inc., and Gemstar Development Corporation (collectively, “Rovi”) and Respondents Sharp Corporation, Sharp Electronics Corporation, and Sharp Electronics Manufacturing Company of America, Inc. (collectively, “Sharp”) 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 Rovi and Sharp.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
17
On October 13, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order Nos. 51 and 52 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. 51, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Ogma, LLC (“Ogma”) and Respondents Lenovo (United States), Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd., and Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (collectively, “Lenovo”) 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 Ogma and Lenovo.

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Ritek In Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices, Including USB Flash Drives (337-TA-788)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
17
On October 14, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 9 in Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices, Including USB Flash Drives and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-788).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a motion filed by Respondents RITEK Corporation and Advanced Media, Inc./RITEK USA (collectively “Ritek”) to terminate the investigation based on entry of a consent order.

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Verbatim In Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices, Including USB Flash Drives (337-TA-788)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
20
On October 18, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 10 in Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices, Including USB Flash Drives and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-788).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Trek Technology and S-Com (collectively, “Trek”) and Respondents Verbatim Corporation and Verbatim Americas, LLC (collectively, “Verbatim”) 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 Trek and Verbatim.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Delfort Respondents In Certain Reduced Ignition Proclivity Cigarette Paper Wrappers (337-TA-756)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
02
On November 1, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 30 (dated November 1, 2011) in Certain Reduced Ignition Proclivity Cigarette Paper Wrappers and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-756).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (“SWM”) and Respondents delfortgroup A.G., Dr. Franz Feurstein GmbH, Papierfabrik Wattens GmbH & Co KG, Astra Tobacco Corporation, Dosal Tobacco Corporation, Farmer’s Tobacco Co., S&M Brands, Inc., and Tantus Tobacco LLC (the “Delfort Respondents”) 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 SWM and the Delfort Respondents.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
14
On November 10, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 12 (dated November 10, 2011) 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 (“TPL”) and Respondent Aluratek International Inc. (“Aluratek”) 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 filed by TPL and Aluratek.

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