By Eric Schweibenz
On August 28, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 26 in Certain Graphics Processors, DDR Memory Controllers, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1037).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 16, 2016 complaint filed by ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain graphics processors, DDR memory controllers, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,677,952; 6,950,350; 7,518,616; and 8,643,659. See our December 23, 2016 and January 23, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, ALJ Pender granted a joint motion filed by ZiiLabs to terminate the investigation in its entirety based on a “Patent License, License Option and Assignment Agreement between ZiiLabs and RPX Corporation (‘RPX’) (the ‘RPX Agreement’) and Release Agreements between ZiiLabs and each respondent group (the ‘Release Agreements’).”