On May 7, 2013, Chief ALJ Bullock issued Order No.102 and Order No. 103 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855).

According to Order No. 102, Respondents Bose Corporation (“Bose”) and Bosch Security Systems, Inc. moved for summary determination of noninfringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,527,874.  ALJ Bullock found that summary determination was not appropriate in view of genuine issues of material fact that may remain, and denied the motion.

According to Order No. 103, Bose and Respondents DeWALT Industrial Co. (“DeWALT”) moved for summary determination of noninfringement of any asserted claims on the grounds of exhaustion and equitable estoppel.  ALJ Bullock denied the motion as moot in view of Order Nos. 98 and 100 (granting joint motions to terminate the investigation as to DeWALT and Bose, respectively, based on settlement agreements).