By Eric Schweibenz
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.