By John Presper
On January 28, 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public version of Order No. 30 in Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-836).

In the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Graphics Properties Holdings, Inc. (“GPH”) and Respondents HTC Corp., HTC America, Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., Research In Motion Ltd., Research In Motion Corp., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, Sony Electronics, Inc., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. to terminate the investigation on the basis of a series of settlement agreements. ALJ Essex agreed with the Commission Investigative Staff in finding that the settlement agreements appeared to resolve the disputes between the parties and that there was no indication that termination would have an adverse impact on the public interest, in accordance with Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2).

ALJ Essex previously granted a similar motion filed by GPH and Respondent Apple, Inc.  See our December 11, 2012 post for more details.