Settlements

ALJ Gildea Grants Joint Motion to Terminate Investigation As To 3M In Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices (337-TA-773)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Nov
21
On November 17, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 53 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 3M Company (“3M”) 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 3M.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
06
On December 1, 2011, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 57 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 Nintendo Co., Ltd and Nintendo of America (collectively, “Nintendo”) 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 Nintendo.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (337-TA-755)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
12
On November 29, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public versions of Order Nos. 46 and 47 (both dated November 29, 2011) in Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (Inv. No. 337-TA-755). 

In Order No. 46, ALJ Rogers granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Remy International, Inc. and Remy Technologies LLC (collectively, “Remy”) and Respondent Wan Li Industrial Development, Inc. (“Wan Li”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Rogers granted the motion filed by Remy and Wan Li.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Muzzle-Loading Firearms (337-TA-777)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
14
On December 12, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 26 (dated December 12, 2011) in Certain Muzzle-Loading Firearms and Components Thereof(Inv. No. 337-TA-777).

In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Thompson/Center Arms Co., Inc. and Smith & Wesson Corp. (collectively, “Thompson”) and Respondents Traditional Sporting Goods, Inc. d/b/a Traditions Sporting Firearms and Ardesa, S.A. d/b/a Ardesa Firearms (collectively, “TSG”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Rogers granted the motion filed by Thompson and TSG.

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ALJ Essex Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation In Certain Protective Cases (337-TA-780)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Dec
21
On November 29, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public versions of Order Nos. 19 and 20 (both dated November 29, 2011) in Certain Protective Cases and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-780).

In Order No. 19, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Otter Products, LLC (“Otter”) and Respondents Cellairis Franchise, Inc. and Global Cellular, Inc. to terminate the Investigation based on a settlement agreement.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (337-TA-755)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
04
On December 30, 2011, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 49 (dated December 30, 2011) in Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (Inv. No. 337-TA-755). 

In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Remy International, Inc. and Remy Technologies LLC (collectively, “Remy”) and Respondent Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (“MPA”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Rogers granted the motion filed by Remy and MPA.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
06
On January 4, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order 18 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 Curtis International, Ltd. ("Curtis") 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 Curtis.

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ALJ Pender Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices (337-TA-782)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
12
On January 9, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 10 in Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices and Products Containing the Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-782).

In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (“Samsung”) and Respondents AU Optronics Corporation (“AUO”), Acer America Corp. and Acer Inc. (collectively “Acer”), BenQ America Corp. and BenQ Corp. (collectively, “BenQ”), and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. and Sanyo Manufacturing Corp. (collectively, “Sanyo”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between Samsung and AUO.  The Order further notes that while Acer, BenQ and Sanyo are not parties to the settlement agreement between Samsung and AUO, “their inclusion in this investigation was premised solely on the alleged incorporation of the formerly unlicensed AUO LCD devices into their respective products.”  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Pender granted the joint motion.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
18
On January 17, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 60 (dated January 17, 2012) 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 Broadcom Corporation of Irvine, California (“Broadcom”).  See our January 5, 2011 post for more details.

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ALJ Essex Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Strollers And Playards (337-TA-762)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
18
On January 18, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 11 in Certain Strollers and Playards (Inv. No. 337-TA-762).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Graco Children’s Products, Inc. and Respondent Baby Trend, Inc. to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Essex granted the joint motion and dismissed the investigation in its entirety.

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ALJ Essex Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Flat Panel Display Devices (337-TA-793)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
24
On January 19, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 15 in Certain Flat Panel Display Devices, and Products Containing the Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-793).  

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant AU Optronics Corporation and AU Optronics Corporation America and Respondents Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC, Best Buy Stores, L.P., BestBuy.com, LLC, Best Buy Purchasing, LLC, and Interbond Corporation of America d/b/a BrandsMart U.S.A. to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Essex granted the joint motion.

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ALJ Rogers Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Certain Starter Motors and Alternators (337-TA-755)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
27
On January 20 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 52 in Certain Starter Motors and Alternators(Inv. No. 337-TA-755). 

In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Remy International, Inc. and Remy Technologies LLC and Respondent Electric Motor Service, Inc. to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  The Commission Investigative Staff (“OUII”) initially opposed the motion because the parties did not file a public version of the settlement agreement; however, after the parties filed a supplement to their motion that included a public version of the agreement, the OUII supported the motion.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Rogers granted the motion.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Jan
30
On January 25, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 19 (dated January 25, 2012) 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 Royal Consumer Information Products, Inc. (“Royal”) 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 Royal.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
02
On January 31, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order Nos. 23 and 25 in Certain Static Random Access Memories and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-792).

In Order No. 23, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (“Cypress”) and Respondent Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. (“ALU USA”) to terminate the Investigation based on a settlement agreement between Cypress and ALU USA.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
09
On February 7, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 13 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 Complainants Trek Technology (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Trek 2000 International Ltd., and S-Com (S) Pte. Ltd. (collectively, “Trek”) and Respondent Patriot Memory, LLC (“Patriot”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Essex granted the joint  motion filed by Trek and Patriot.

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ALJ Essex Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Elation Lighting In Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices (337-TA-804)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
10
On February 8, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 14 in Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-804).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Litepanels, Ltd. and Litepanels, Inc. (collectively, “Litepanels”) and Respondent Elation Lighting, Inc. (“Elation”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Essex granted the joint  motion filed by Litepanels and Elation.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
27
On February 23, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 19 in Certain Video Analytics Software, Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same(Inv. No. 337-TA-795).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a joint motion filed by Complainant ObjectVideo, Inc. (“ObjectVideo”) and Respondents Sony Electronics Inc. and Sony Corporation (collectively, “Sony”) to terminate the investigation based on a patent license agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Shaw granted the joint motion filed by ObjectVideo and Sony.

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

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
29
On February 29, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued the public version of Order No. 23 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 Complainant Technology Properties Limited LLC (“TPL”) to terminate the investigation as to Respondent CEIVA Logic, Inc. based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Rogers granted the motion filed by TPL.

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ALJ Gildea Grants Joint Motion To Terminate Investigation In Its Entirety In Certain GPS Navigation Products (337-TA-783)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Feb
29
On February 28, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 14 in Certain GPS Navigation Products, Components Thereof, and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-783).

In the Order, ALJ Rogers granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Honeywell International Inc. (“Honeywell”) and Respondents Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. and Furuno U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, “Furuno”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Rogers granted the motion filed by Honeywell and Furuno.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To YEC Co., Ltd. In Certain Computer Forensic Devices (337-TA-799)

By Eric Schweibenz
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Mar
02
On March 1, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 28 in Certain Computer Forensic Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-799).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainant MyKey Technology Inc. (“MyKey”) and Respondent YEC Co. Ltd. (“YEC”) to terminate the investigation on the basis of a license agreement between MyKey and YEC.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Bullock granted the motion filed by MyKey and YEC.

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