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.

This Initial Determination was under review by the Commission with respect to certain matters relating to the ‘612 and ‘564 patents, and then on January 18, 2011, the private parties filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on settlement and licensing agreements.