On October 26, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 14 in Certain Electronic Products, Including Products with Near Field Communication (“NFC”) System-Level Functionality and/or Battery Power-Up Functionality, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-950).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a February 6, 2015 complaint filed by NXP B.V. and NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc. (collectively, “NXP”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic products, including products with near field communication system-level functionality and/or battery power-up functionality, components thereof, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,412,230; 8,280,304; 8,065,389; 8,204,959; 8,412,185; and 6,590,365.  See our February 17, 2015 and March 23, 2015 posts for more details on the complaint and notice of investigation, respectively. 

According to the Order, ALJ Essex granted a joint motion filed by NXP and Respondent Dell, Inc. to terminate the investigation based on a patent license agreement between the parties.