By Eric Schweibenz
On November 7, 2017, ALJ Lord issued Order No. 31 in Certain Semiconductor Devices And Consumer Audiovisual Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1047).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 7, 2017 complaint filed by Broadcom Corporation 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 semiconductor devices and consumer audiovisual products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,284,844; 7,590,059; 8,068,171; 7,310,104; and 7,342,967.  See our March 9, 2017 and April 7, 2017 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.

According to the Order, ALJ Lord granted a joint motion filed by Broadcom and Respondents Funai Electric Company, Ltd. and Funai Corporation, Inc. (collectively, “Funai”) to terminate the investigation as to Funai based on a settlement agreement.