By Eric Schweibenz
On October 2, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-856).

By way of background, the investigation is based on an August 17, 2012 complaint and a September 6, 2012 letter supplementing the complaint filed by Motorola Mobility LLC, Motorola Mobility Ireland, and Motorola Mobility International Limited (collectively, “Motorola”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Respondent Apple, Inc. in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain wireless communication devices, portable music and data processing devices, computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,883,580, 5,922,047, 6,425,002, 6,493,673, 6,983,370, 7,007,064, and 7,383,983.  See our August 21, 2012 and September 20, 2012 posts for more details.

According to the Order, Motorola filed an unopposed motion to withdraw its complaint against Apple without prejudice.  ALJ Essex granted the motion and terminated the investigation in its entirety.