In the Matter of Certain Baseband Processor Chips and Chipsets, Transmitter and Receiver (Radio) Chips, Power Control Chips, and Products Containing Same, Including Cellular Telephone Handsets; Notice of Commission Decision To Hold a Public Hearing on the Issues of Remedy and the Public Interest; Extension of the Target Date for Completion of the Investigation, 7456-7457 [E7-2593]

Download as PDF ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 7456 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 31 / Thursday, February 15, 2007 / Notices 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leaders Laura Rodriguez, Office of Industries (202–205–3499; laura.rodriguez@usitc.gov or George Serletis, Office of Industries (202–205– 3315; george.serletis@usitc.gov). For information on legal aspects, contact William Gearhart of the Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091; william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819; margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USTR’s letter states that the United States has recently signed letters of understanding with the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica concerning amendments to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement after the Agreement enters into force for those countries that would modify certain rules of origin in the Agreement as well as the tariff treatment of certain nonoriginating goods imported from parties to the agreement. Section 1634(b) of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 authorizes the President, subject to the layover requirements of section 104 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 4014), to proclaim such modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States as are necessary to implement amendments to the Agreement. One of the requirements set out in section 104 of the Act is that the President obtain advice regarding the proposed action from the Commission. The Annex to the USTR’s letter identified five modifications for which advice is requested. The list can be viewed at http://www.usitc.gov/ edis.htm. As requested, the Commission will transmit its advice to the USTR by May 24, 2007, and will issue a public verison of its report shortly thereafter, with any confidential business information deleted. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:37 Feb 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 Written Submissions: No public hearing is planned. However, interested parties are invited to submit written statements concerning the matters to be addressed by the Commission in its report on this investigation. Submissions should be addressed to the Secretary to the Commission. To be assured of consideration by the Commission, written statements related to the investigation should be submitted to the Commission at the earliest practical date but no later than 5:15 p.m. on March 2, 2007. All written submissions must conform with section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 of the rules requires that a signed original (or copy designated as an original) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of the document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential business information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). The Commission’s rules do not authorize the filing of submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http:// www.usitc.gov/secretary/ fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000 or edis@usitc.gov). Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘nonconfidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available in the Office of the Secretary to the Commission for inspection by interested parties. The Commission may include some or all of the confidential business information submitted in the course of this investigation in the report it sends to the USTR. The USTR has directed that the Commission, after transmitting its report, publish a public version of its report, with any confidential business information deleted. Accordingly, any PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 confidential business information received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing the report will not be published in the public version of the report in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. Issued: February 9, 2007. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–2604 Filed 2–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–543] In the Matter of Certain Baseband Processor Chips and Chipsets, Transmitter and Receiver (Radio) Chips, Power Control Chips, and Products Containing Same, Including Cellular Telephone Handsets; Notice of Commission Decision To Hold a Public Hearing on the Issues of Remedy and the Public Interest; Extension of the Target Date for Completion of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to hold a public hearing on the issues of remedy and the public interest, and has determined to extend the target date for completion of the above-captioned investigation by two (2) months to May 8, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202– 205–3152. Copies of the ID and all other nonconfidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202–205–2000. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 31 / Thursday, February 15, 2007 / Notices viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 21, 2005, 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 Broadcom Corporation of Irvine, California, alleging a violation of section 337 in the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the United States after importation of certain baseband processor chips and chipsets, transmitter and receiver (radio) chips, power control chips, and products containing same, including cellular telephone handsets by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,374,311; 6,714,983; 6,583,675; 5,682,379 (‘‘the ‘379 patent’’); and 6,359,872 (‘‘the ‘872 patent’’). 70 FR 35707 (June 21, 2005). The complainant named Qualcomm Incorporated of San Diego, California (‘‘Qualcomm’’) as the only respondent. The ‘379 patent and ‘872 patent have been terminated from this investigation. On October 19, 2006, the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) issued an Initial Determination (‘‘ID’’) on Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination (‘‘RD’’) on Remedy and Bond, finding a violation of section 337. The ID found a violation of section 337, and the RD recommended a limited exclusion order directed to baseband processor chips imported by Qualcomm. On December 8, 2006, the Commission issued a notice of its decision to review and upon review to modify in part the ALJ’s final ID. The modification made by the Commission did not change the finding of violation. The Commission also requested the parties to the investigation, interested Government agencies, and any other interested persons to file written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. On January 25, 2007, respondent Qualcomm moved, inter alia, for oral argument and hearing on the issues of remedy and the public interest. Complainant Broadcom opposed the motion on the ground that a hearing would delay the grant of relief in this investigation. No other party has responded to Qualcomm’s motion. In view of the impact that an exclusion order covering downstream products may have on the public interest, the Commission has determined to hold a public hearing on the issues of remedy and the public interest. The Commission has also determined to extend the target date for completion of this investigation by two (2) months to May 8, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:37 Feb 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 Commission Hearing: The Commission will hold the public hearing on March 21, 2007, and, if necessary, on March 22, 2007, in the Commission’s main hearing room, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will be limited to the issues of remedy and the public interest. In particular, the Commission will hear presentations concerning the appropriate remedy, and the effect that such remedy would have upon the public interest. Parties to the remedy stage of this investigation, Government agencies, public-interest groups, and interested members of the public may make oral presentations on the issues of remedy and the public interest. Oral presentations concerning the violation determinations already made in this investigation will not be permitted. Presentations need not be confined to the evidentiary record certified to the Commission by the ALJ, and may include the testimony of witnesses. Presentations will likely be heard in the following order: complainant, respondent, intervenors, the Commission investigative attorney, Government agencies, public-interest groups, and interested members of the public. Given time constraints, Government agencies, public-interest groups, and interested members of the public may expect to be allotted no more than 10 minutes for their presentations. The time limits shall be exclusive of the time consumed by questioning by the Commission. Further details will be provided to the participants. Notice of Appearance: Written requests to appear at the Commission hearing must be filed with the Office of the Secretary by February 28, 2007. Persons who wish to participate must provide their e-mail addresses as part of their contact information. Participants are also requested to provide a one-page synopsis of their oral presentations indicating what position they have on the issues to be addressed at the hearing. These documents will be placed in the public record. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in section 210.50 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.50). Issued: February 9, 2007. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–2593 Filed 2–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7457 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–592] In the Matter of Certain NAND Flash Memory Devices and Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on January 9, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Toshiba Corporation of Japan. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on January 19, 2007. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain NAND flash memory devices and components thereof, and products containing same, by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,703,658; U.S. Patent No. 6,424,588; and U.S. Patent No. 5,627,782. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and permanent cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint and supplement, except for any confidential information contained therein, are available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202–205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at http:// www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juan Cockburn, Esq., Office of Unfair Import E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Inv. No. 337-TA-543]


In the Matter of Certain Baseband Processor Chips and Chipsets, 
Transmitter and Receiver (Radio) Chips, Power Control Chips, and 
Products Containing Same, Including Cellular Telephone Handsets; Notice 
of Commission Decision To Hold a Public Hearing on the Issues of Remedy 
and the Public Interest; Extension of the Target Date for Completion of 
the Investigation

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade 
Commission has determined to hold a public hearing on the issues of 
remedy and the public interest, and has determined to extend the target 
date for completion of the above-captioned investigation by two (2) 
months to May 8, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-3152. Copies of the ID and 
all other nonconfidential documents filed in connection with this 
investigation are or will be available for inspection during official 
business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, 
U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20436, telephone 202-205-2000. Hearing-impaired persons are advised 
that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the 
Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. General information 
concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its 
Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this 
investigation may be

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viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://
edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 21, 2005, 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 Broadcom Corporation of Irvine, 
California, alleging a violation of section 337 in the importation, 
sale for importation, and sale within the United States after 
importation of certain baseband processor chips and chipsets, 
transmitter and receiver (radio) chips, power control chips, and 
products containing same, including cellular telephone handsets by 
reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,374,311; 
6,714,983; 6,583,675; 5,682,379 (``the `379 patent''); and 6,359,872 
(``the `872 patent''). 70 FR 35707 (June 21, 2005). The complainant 
named Qualcomm Incorporated of San Diego, California (``Qualcomm'') as 
the only respondent. The `379 patent and `872 patent have been 
terminated from this investigation.
    On October 19, 2006, the presiding administrative law judge 
(``ALJ'') issued an Initial Determination (``ID'') on Violation of 
Section 337 and Recommended Determination (``RD'') on Remedy and Bond, 
finding a violation of section 337. The ID found a violation of section 
337, and the RD recommended a limited exclusion order directed to 
baseband processor chips imported by Qualcomm. On December 8, 2006, the 
Commission issued a notice of its decision to review and upon review to 
modify in part the ALJ's final ID. The modification made by the 
Commission did not change the finding of violation. The Commission also 
requested the parties to the investigation, interested Government 
agencies, and any other interested persons to file written submissions 
on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding.
    On January 25, 2007, respondent Qualcomm moved, inter alia, for 
oral argument and hearing on the issues of remedy and the public 
interest. Complainant Broadcom opposed the motion on the ground that a 
hearing would delay the grant of relief in this investigation. No other 
party has responded to Qualcomm's motion. In view of the impact that an 
exclusion order covering downstream products may have on the public 
interest, the Commission has determined to hold a public hearing on the 
issues of remedy and the public interest. The Commission has also 
determined to extend the target date for completion of this 
investigation by two (2) months to May 8, 2007.
    Commission Hearing: The Commission will hold the public hearing on 
March 21, 2007, and, if necessary, on March 22, 2007, in the 
Commission's main hearing room, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20436, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will be limited to the issues 
of remedy and the public interest. In particular, the Commission will 
hear presentations concerning the appropriate remedy, and the effect 
that such remedy would have upon the public interest.
    Parties to the remedy stage of this investigation, Government 
agencies, public-interest groups, and interested members of the public 
may make oral presentations on the issues of remedy and the public 
interest. Oral presentations concerning the violation determinations 
already made in this investigation will not be permitted. Presentations 
need not be confined to the evidentiary record certified to the 
Commission by the ALJ, and may include the testimony of witnesses.
    Presentations will likely be heard in the following order: 
complainant, respondent, intervenors, the Commission investigative 
attorney, Government agencies, public-interest groups, and interested 
members of the public. Given time constraints, Government agencies, 
public-interest groups, and interested members of the public may expect 
to be allotted no more than 10 minutes for their presentations. The 
time limits shall be exclusive of the time consumed by questioning by 
the Commission. Further details will be provided to the participants.
    Notice of Appearance: Written requests to appear at the Commission 
hearing must be filed with the Office of the Secretary by February 28, 
2007. Persons who wish to participate must provide their e-mail 
addresses as part of their contact information. Participants are also 
requested to provide a one-page synopsis of their oral presentations 
indicating what position they have on the issues to be addressed at the 
hearing. These documents will be placed in the public record.
    The authority for the Commission's determination is contained in 
section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and 
in section 210.50 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure 
(19 CFR 210.50).

    Issued: February 9, 2007.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. E7-2593 Filed 2-14-07; 8:45 am]
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