By Eric Schweibenz
On May 8, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 21 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”) to terminate the investigation in part and withdraw their allegations in their complaint of infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,880,054, 7,039,759, and D463,426 by accused products of Respondent IronKey, Inc. (“IronKey”).  In support of the motion, Trek argued, among other things, that this motion reduced the number of issues to be decided and, further, the motion was filed in advance of the evidentiary hearing.  The Commission Investigative Staff (“OUII”) filed a response in support of Trek’s motion to terminate.  

After consdiering Trek’s and OUII’s arguments, ALJ Essex granted the motion filed by Trek.

The Investigation remains pending against other Respondents.