By Eric Schweibenz
On August 13, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order Nos. 23 and 24 in Certain Electronic Devices Having A Retractable USB Connector (Inv. No. 337-TA-843).

In Order No. 23, ALJ Pender granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Anu IP LLC (“Anu”) and Respondent Emtec Electronics, Inc. (“Emtec”) to terminate the investigation with respect to Emtec on the basis of a settlement agreement.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Pender granted the motion filed by Anu and Emtec.

In Order No. 24, ALJ Pender granted a motion filed by Respondents Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. and Maxell Corporation of America (collectively, “Maxell”) to terminate the investigation with respect to Maxell on the basis of a stipulation and consent order. 

The Investigation remains pending against several other Respondents.