By Eric Schweibenz
On November 8, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 9 in Certain CMOS Image Sensors and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-846).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a motion filed by Complainant California Institute of Technology (“Caltech”) and Respondents STMicroelectronics NV and STMicroelectronics Inc. (collectively, “STMicro”) to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between Caltech and STMicro.  The Order terminated the investigation as to all respondents, including Nokia Corp., Nokia, Inc., Research in Motion Ltd., and Research in Motion Corp. who filed their own joint motions to terminate the investigation on the basis of the settlement agreement between Caltech and STMicro.  After reviewing the confidential and non-confidential versions of the agreement, ALJ Essex granted the motion and terminated the investigation in its entirety.