By Eric Schweibenz
On July 28, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 37 in Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-753).

In the Order, ALJ Essex denied a motion filed by Respondents Broadcom Corp. and MediaTek, Inc. (collectively, “Respondents”) to compel Complainant Rambus Inc. and third party Massachusetts Institute of Technology to produce certain licensing documents withheld on the grounds of privilege.  According to the Order, Respondents’ motion failed to comply with Ground Rule 3.2 by not including a certification that reasonable, good faith efforts were made to resolve the matter with the other parties at least two business days prior to filing the motion.  Because Respondents did not provide the required certification, ALJ Essex denied Respondents’ motion.