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On August 17, 2004, the Commission instituted an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, based on a complaint filed by Linear Technology Corporation of Milpitas, California (“Linear”) alleging a violation of section 337 in the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the United States after importation of certain voltage regulator circuits, components thereof and products containing same by reason of infringement of claims 1-6, 31, 34-35, 41, 44-48, and 51-57 of U.S. Patent No. 5, 481,178 (“the ‘178 patent”), and claims 1-19, 31, 34, and 35 of U.S. Patent No. 6,580,258. 69 FR 51104 (August 17, 2004). The complainant named Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (“MPS”) of Los Gatos, California as respondent.
On March 16, 2005, the ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 12) extending the target date in the above-referenced investigation until February 17, 2006. No party petitioned for review of the ID, the Commission declined to review it, and it therefore became the determination of the Commission. The ALJ issued another ID (Order No. 16), further extending the target date to June 14, 2006. No party petitioned for review of the ID, the Commission declined to review it, and it therefore became the determination of the Commission.
On September 30, 2005 Linear and MPS filed their “Joint Motion to Terminate Investigation Based Upon a Settlement Agreement and Consent Order.” On October 7, 2005, the Commission Investigative Staff filed a response in support of the joint motion. On October 14, 2005, the ALJ issued the subject ID terminating the investigation on the basis of a settlement agreement and consent order.
No party petitioned for review of the ID pursuant to 19 CFR 210.43(a), and the Commission found no basis for ordering a review on its own initiative pursuant to 19 CFR 210.44. The ID thus has become the determination of the Commission pursuant to 19 CFR 210.42(h)(3).
This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and Commission rule 210.42, 19 CFR 210.42.
By order of the Commission.