By Eric Schweibenz
On May 11, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 41 in Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices, Related Software, And Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-769).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) and Respondents Barnes & Noble, Inc. and barnesandnobile.com (collectively, “B&N”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Essex granted the motion filed by Microsoft and B&N.