By Eric Schweibenz
On November 25, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 24 in Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-949).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corp. (“Andrea”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain audio processing hardware and software and products that infringe one or more claims of United States Patent Nos. 5,825,898; 6,483,923; 6,049,607; 6,363,345; and 6,377,637.  See our February 4, 2015 and March 23, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, ALJ Pender granted a joint motion filed by Andrea and Respondents Acer Inc. and Acer America Corp. (collectively, “Acer”) to terminate the investigation as to Acer based on a settlement agreement, as well as, a patent technology and license agreement.