By Eric Schweibenz
On August 30, 2012, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice determining to affirm Theodore R. Essex’s August 6, 2012 decision to stay the investigation in Certain Integrated Circuits, Chipsets, and Products Containing Same Including Televisions (Inv. No. 337-TA-822).

By way of background, on August 6, 2012, ALJ Essex determined to stay the investigation pending the Commission’s Final Determination in Inv. No. 337-TA-786.  See our August 8, 2012 post for more details on ALJ Essex’s decision.  In the August 30 notice, the Commission first noted that while ALJ Essex’s decision was not an initial determination, the Commission decided “to treat this matter as an interlocutory appeal under Commission rule 210.24(b), 19 C.F.R. § 210.24(b).”  On appeal, the Commission determined to affirm ALJ Essex’s decision.