On October 28, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 16 in Certain Earpiece Devices Having Positioning and Retaining Structure and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-912).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 26, 2014 complaint filed by Bose Corp. ("Bose") alleging violation of Section 337 by Monster, Inc., Monster, LLC, and Monster Technology International, Ltd. (collectively, "Monster") by way of importation into the U.S. and sale of certain earpiece devices having positioning and retaining structure and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,311,253. See our February 27, 2014 and March 31, 2014 posts for more details on Bose's complaint and the Notice of Investigation, respectively.
According to the Order, ALJ Pender granted a joint motion filed by Bose and Monster to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between the parties.