On January 3, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 15 in Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-998).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a complaint filed by Paice LLC and the Abell Foundation, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by certain European automakers (Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain hybrid electrical vehicles and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,104,347; 7,237,634; and 8,214,097. See our April 18, 2016 and May 20, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint.

According to the Order, ALJ Pender granted a joint motion filed by Complainants and Respondents to terminate the investigation based on an agreement resolving the disputes between the parties.