On May 14, 2013, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 14 partially terminating the investigation in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-847).
By way of background, the investigation is based on a complaint filed on behalf of the Nokia Corporation, Nokia, Inc., and Intellisync Corporation (collectively, “Complainants”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electronic devices, including mobile phones and tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,570,369; 5,884,190; 6,141,664; 6,393,260; 6,728,530; 7,106,293; 7,209,911; 7,366,529; and 7,415,247. See our May 3, 2012 post for more details.
According to the Order, Complainants filed a motion for partial termination of this investigation based on withdrawal of the ‘530 patent in order to “simplify and streamline the factual and legal issues in the investigation.” Neither Respondents HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc. nor Intervenor Google Inc. opposed the motion. ALJ Pender granted the motion, noting that there were no extraordinary circumstances preventing this partial termination, and that doing so was in the public interest.