On October 15, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 17 in Certain Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-920).
By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 12, 2014 complaint filed by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain integrated circuits and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,962,926; 7,158,432; 7,230,505; 7,518,947; 7,626,276; and 7,746,716. See our May 14, 2014 and July 1, 2014 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
In the Order, ALJ Lord granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ("Freescale") and Respondents MediaTek, Inc. and MediaTek USA, Inc. ("MediaTek") to terminate the investigation in its entirety based on a settlement agreement between Freescale and MediaTek. According to the Order, the agreement between Freescale and MediaTek resolves the dispute as to MediaTek and all non-MediaTek Respondents, including, for example, Acer, Inc., Sharp Corp., Sony Corp., Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd., and Yamaha Corp.