On December 7, 2012, ALJ James E. Gildea issued Order No. 21 granting a joint motion to terminate Respondents LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, “LG”) from the investigation in Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets (Inv. No. 337-TA-839).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Pragmatus AV, LLC (“Pragmatus”) and LG to terminate the investigation as to LG based on a patent license and settlement agreement.  As required by Commission Rule 210.50(b)(2), ALJ Gildea determined that the agreement between Pragmatus and LG did not “impose any undue burdens on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, and United States consumers.”  Accordingly, ALJ Gildea granted the joint motion and terminated the investigation as to LG.

The investigation remains pending against Respondents ASUSTeK Computer, Inc., ASUS Computer International, Inc., HTC Corportation, HTC America, Inc., Pantech Co., Ltd., Pantech Wireless, Inc., Research In Motion Ltd., Research In Motion Corp., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC.