In the Matter of Certain Laser Bar Code Scanners and Scan Engines, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination To Review a Final Determination on Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Briefing on the Issues on Review and on Remedy, Public Interest, and Bonding; Denial of Motion for Stay of Sanctions Order, 16818-16819 [E7-6393]

Download as PDF 16818 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 65 / Thursday, April 5, 2007 / Notices 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 ‘‘non-confidential’’ 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 Committee has asked that the report that the Commission transmits not contain any confidential business information. Any confidential business information received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing the report will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. By order of the Commission. Issued: April 2, 2007. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–6409 Filed 4–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–551] In the Matter of Certain Laser Bar Code Scanners and Scan Engines, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination To Review a Final Determination on Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Briefing on the Issues on Review and on Remedy, Public Interest, and Bonding; Denial of Motion for Stay of Sanctions Order U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part the final initial determination (‘‘ID’’) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) on November 20, 2006, regarding whether there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission has also determined to deny respondents’ motion for stay of the ALJ’s sanctions order. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul M. Bartkowski, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–5432. Copies of non-confidential VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Apr 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. 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. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This investigation was instituted on October 26, 2005, based on a complaint filed by Symbol Technologies Inc. (‘‘Symbol’’) of Holtsville, New York. The complaint, as amended, alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain laser bar code scanners or scan engines, components thereof, or products containing the same, by reason of infringement of various claims of United States Patent Nos. 5,457,308 (‘‘the ‘308 patent’’); 5,545,889 (‘‘the ‘889 patent’’); 6,220,514 (‘‘the ‘514 patent’’); 5,262,627 (‘‘the ‘627 patent’’); and 5,917,173 (‘‘the ‘173 patent’’). The complaint named two respondents: Metro Technologies Co., Ltd. of Suzhou, China; and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. of Blackwood, New Jersey (collectively, ‘‘Metrologic’’). On January 29, 2007, the ALJ issued an ID finding a violation of Section 337 in the importation of certain laser bar code scanners and scan engines, components thereof, and products containing the same, in connection with certain asserted claims. The ID also issued monetary sanctions against Respondents for discovery abuses. Complainant, Respondents, and the Commission investigative attorney (IA) each filed petitions for review on February 8, 2007. They each filed responses to each other’s petitions on February 16, 2007. Meanwhile, on February 8, 2007, Metrologic filed a motion for stay of the ALJ’s sanctions order. The IA and Symbol filed oppositions to the motion on February 20, 2007. Upon consideration of the parties’ filings, the Commission has determined to deny Metrologic’s motion for stay. On February 21, 2007, the Commission extended the deadline for PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determining whether to review the subject ID by fifteen (15) days, to March 30, 2007. Having examined the record of this investigation, including the ALJ’s final ID and the submissions of the parties, the Commission has determined to review the final ID in part. Specifically, the Commission has determined to review: (1) The construction of ‘‘single, unitary, flexural component’’ in the ‘173 patent, and related issues of infringement, domestic industry, and validity; (2) the construction of ‘‘oscillatory support means’’ in the ‘627 patent, and related issues of infringement, domestic industry, and validity; (3) the construction of claims containing the so-called ‘‘central area’’ limitations in the ‘889 patent, and related issues of infringement, domestic industry, and validity; (4) the construction of the ‘‘scan fragment’’ limitation in the ‘308 patent; and (5) the construction of the term ‘‘plurality’’ in the ‘308 patent. The Commission requests briefing based on the evidentiary record on certain of the issues on review. The Commission is particularly interested in responses to the following questions: Regarding the ‘173 patent: (1) What is the effect of Symbol’s statement in the prosecution history that ‘‘[c]laim 70 [issued claim 17] also contains the feature of allowable claim 58’’ on a proper claim construction? (2) If Symbol’s statement limited the scope of the claim, what is the effect on claim construction, infringement, domestic industry, and validity issues as they relate to the ‘173 patent? (3) If Symbol’s statement limits the scope of the claim by providing that the component have ‘‘spring portions integral with each other,’’ what would be the effect, if any, on the analysis? In other words, if a flexural component is ‘‘single,’’ and ‘‘unitary,’’ does it necessarily have ‘‘spring portions integral with each other’’? Regarding the ‘627 patent: (1) How should the modifier ‘‘oscillatory’’ be construed in the limitation ‘‘oscillatory support means’’? (2) How does the construction of the word ‘‘oscillatory’’ affect infringement, domestic industry, and validity as those issues relate to the ‘627 patent? Regarding the ‘889 patent: (1) What effect does Symbol’s statements during prosecution history such that the smaller mirror is ‘‘centrally positioned’’ with respect to the larger mirror have on claim construction? (2) If such statements limit claim scope, what effect does that limitation have on claim construction, E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 65 / Thursday, April 5, 2007 / Notices infringement, domestic industry, and validity as those issues relate to the ‘889 patent? Furthermore, in connection with the final disposition of this investigation, the Commission may (1) Issue an order that could result in the exclusion of the subject articles from entry into the United States, and/or (2) issue one or more cease and desist orders that could result in the respondent being required to cease and desist from engaging in unfair acts in the importation and sale of such articles. Accordingly, the Commission is interested in receiving written submissions that address the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered. If a party seeks exclusion of an article from entry into the United States for purposes other than entry for consumption, the party should so indicate and provide information establishing that activities involving other types of entry either are adversely affecting it or likely to do so. For background, see In the Matter of Certain Devices for Connecting Computers via Telephone Lines, Inv. No. 337–TA–360, USITC Pub. No. 2843 (December 1994) (Commission Opinion). If the Commission contemplates some form of remedy, it must consider the effects of that remedy upon the public interest. The factors the Commission will consider include the effect that an exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders would have on (1) The public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and (4) U.S. consumers. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving written submissions that address the aforementioned public interest factors in the context of this investigation. If the Commission orders some form of remedy, the U.S. Trade Representative, as delegated by the President, has 60 days to approve or disapprove the Commission’s action. See Presidential Memorandum of July 21, 2005, 70 FR 43251 (July 26, 2005). During this period, the subject articles would be entitled to enter the United States under bond, in an amount determined by the Commission and prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving submissions concerning the amount of the bond that should be imposed if a remedy is ordered. Written Submissions: The parties to the investigation are requested to file written submissions on the issues under review. The submissions should be concise and thoroughly referenced to VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Apr 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 the record in this investigation, including references to exhibits and testimony. Additionally, parties to the investigation, interested government agencies, and any other interested parties are encouraged to file written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. Such submissions should address the recommended determination by the ALJ on remedy and bonding. Complainants and the Commission investigative attorney are also requested to submit proposed remedial orders for the Commission’s consideration. Complainants are also requested to state the dates that the patents expire and the HTSUS numbers under which the accused products are imported. The written submissions and proposed remedial orders must be filed no later than close of business on April 9, 2007. Reply submissions must be filed no later than the close of business on April 16, 2007. No further submissions on these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document and 12 true copies thereof on or before the deadlines stated above with the Office of the Secretary. Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment unless the information has already been granted such treatment during the proceedings. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary of the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 210.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is sought will be treated accordingly. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary. 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 210.42–46 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.42–46). Issued: March 30, 2007. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–6393 Filed 4–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16819 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–599] In the Matter of Certain Lighting Control Devices Including Dimmer Switches and/or Switches and Parts Thereof; 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 March 2, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. An amended complaint was filed on March 19, 2007. The amended complaint 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 lighting control devices including dimmer switches and/or switches and parts thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,637,930, 5,248,919, 5,982,103, 5,905,442, and 5,736,965. The amended 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 amended complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is 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://www.usitc.gov/secretary/ edis.htm E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-551]


In the Matter of Certain Laser Bar Code Scanners and Scan 
Engines, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of 
Commission Determination To Review a Final Determination on Violation 
of Section 337; Schedule for Briefing on the Issues on Review and on 
Remedy, Public Interest, and Bonding; Denial of Motion for Stay of 
Sanctions Order

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 review in part the final initial 
determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge 
(``ALJ'') on November 20, 2006, regarding whether there is a violation 
of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the above-
captioned investigation. The Commission has also determined to deny 
respondents' motion for stay of the ALJ's sanctions order.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul M. Bartkowski, Esq., Office of 
the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5432. Copies of non-
confidential 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. 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. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information 
on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD 
terminal on (202) 205-1810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This investigation was instituted on October 
26, 2005, based on a complaint filed by Symbol Technologies Inc. 
(``Symbol'') of Holtsville, New York. The complaint, as amended, 
alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for 
importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of 
certain laser bar code scanners or scan engines, components thereof, or 
products containing the same, by reason of infringement of various 
claims of United States Patent Nos. 5,457,308 (``the `308 patent''); 
5,545,889 (``the `889 patent''); 6,220,514 (``the `514 patent''); 
5,262,627 (``the `627 patent''); and 5,917,173 (``the `173 patent''). 
The complaint named two respondents: Metro Technologies Co., Ltd. of 
Suzhou, China; and Metrologic Instruments, Inc. of Blackwood, New 
Jersey (collectively, ``Metrologic'').
    On January 29, 2007, the ALJ issued an ID finding a violation of 
Section 337 in the importation of certain laser bar code scanners and 
scan engines, components thereof, and products containing the same, in 
connection with certain asserted claims. The ID also issued monetary 
sanctions against Respondents for discovery abuses. Complainant, 
Respondents, and the Commission investigative attorney (IA) each filed 
petitions for review on February 8, 2007. They each filed responses to 
each other's petitions on February 16, 2007.
    Meanwhile, on February 8, 2007, Metrologic filed a motion for stay 
of the ALJ's sanctions order. The IA and Symbol filed oppositions to 
the motion on February 20, 2007. Upon consideration of the parties' 
filings, the Commission has determined to deny Metrologic's motion for 
stay.
    On February 21, 2007, the Commission extended the deadline for 
determining whether to review the subject ID by fifteen (15) days, to 
March 30, 2007.
    Having examined the record of this investigation, including the 
ALJ's final ID and the submissions of the parties, the Commission has 
determined to review the final ID in part. Specifically, the Commission 
has determined to review: (1) The construction of ``single, unitary, 
flexural component'' in the `173 patent, and related issues of 
infringement, domestic industry, and validity; (2) the construction of 
``oscillatory support means'' in the `627 patent, and related issues of 
infringement, domestic industry, and validity; (3) the construction of 
claims containing the so-called ``central area'' limitations in the 
`889 patent, and related issues of infringement, domestic industry, and 
validity; (4) the construction of the ``scan fragment'' limitation in 
the `308 patent; and (5) the construction of the term ``plurality'' in 
the `308 patent. The Commission requests briefing based on the 
evidentiary record on certain of the issues on review. The Commission 
is particularly interested in responses to the following questions:
    Regarding the `173 patent:
    (1) What is the effect of Symbol's statement in the prosecution 
history that ``[c]laim 70 [issued claim 17] also contains the feature 
of allowable claim 58'' on a proper claim construction?
    (2) If Symbol's statement limited the scope of the claim, what is 
the effect on claim construction, infringement, domestic industry, and 
validity issues as they relate to the `173 patent?
    (3) If Symbol's statement limits the scope of the claim by 
providing that the component have ``spring portions integral with each 
other,'' what would be the effect, if any, on the analysis? In other 
words, if a flexural component is ``single,'' and ``unitary,'' does it 
necessarily have ``spring portions integral with each other''?
    Regarding the `627 patent:
    (1) How should the modifier ``oscillatory'' be construed in the 
limitation ``oscillatory support means''?
    (2) How does the construction of the word ``oscillatory'' affect 
infringement, domestic industry, and validity as those issues relate to 
the `627 patent?
    Regarding the `889 patent:
    (1) What effect does Symbol's statements during prosecution history 
such that the smaller mirror is ``centrally positioned'' with respect 
to the larger mirror have on claim construction?
    (2) If such statements limit claim scope, what effect does that 
limitation have on claim construction,

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infringement, domestic industry, and validity as those issues relate to 
the `889 patent?
    Furthermore, in connection with the final disposition of this 
investigation, the Commission may (1) Issue an order that could result 
in the exclusion of the subject articles from entry into the United 
States, and/or (2) issue one or more cease and desist orders that could 
result in the respondent being required to cease and desist from 
engaging in unfair acts in the importation and sale of such articles. 
Accordingly, the Commission is interested in receiving written 
submissions that address the form of remedy, if any, that should be 
ordered. If a party seeks exclusion of an article from entry into the 
United States for purposes other than entry for consumption, the party 
should so indicate and provide information establishing that activities 
involving other types of entry either are adversely affecting it or 
likely to do so. For background, see In the Matter of Certain Devices 
for Connecting Computers via Telephone Lines, Inv. No. 337-TA-360, 
USITC Pub. No. 2843 (December 1994) (Commission Opinion).
    If the Commission contemplates some form of remedy, it must 
consider the effects of that remedy upon the public interest. The 
factors the Commission will consider include the effect that an 
exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders would have on (1) The 
public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. 
economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly 
competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and (4) U.S. 
consumers. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving written 
submissions that address the aforementioned public interest factors in 
the context of this investigation.
    If the Commission orders some form of remedy, the U.S. Trade 
Representative, as delegated by the President, has 60 days to approve 
or disapprove the Commission's action. See Presidential Memorandum of 
July 21, 2005, 70 FR 43251 (July 26, 2005). During this period, the 
subject articles would be entitled to enter the United States under 
bond, in an amount determined by the Commission and prescribed by the 
Secretary of the Treasury. The Commission is therefore interested in 
receiving submissions concerning the amount of the bond that should be 
imposed if a remedy is ordered.
    Written Submissions: The parties to the investigation are requested 
to file written submissions on the issues under review. The submissions 
should be concise and thoroughly referenced to the record in this 
investigation, including references to exhibits and testimony. 
Additionally, parties to the investigation, interested government 
agencies, and any other interested parties are encouraged to file 
written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and 
bonding. Such submissions should address the recommended determination 
by the ALJ on remedy and bonding. Complainants and the Commission 
investigative attorney are also requested to submit proposed remedial 
orders for the Commission's consideration. Complainants are also 
requested to state the dates that the patents expire and the HTSUS 
numbers under which the accused products are imported. The written 
submissions and proposed remedial orders must be filed no later than 
close of business on April 9, 2007. Reply submissions must be filed no 
later than the close of business on April 16, 2007. No further 
submissions on these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered 
by the Commission.
    Persons filing written submissions must file the original document 
and 12 true copies thereof on or before the deadlines stated above with 
the Office of the Secretary. Any person desiring to submit a document 
to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment 
unless the information has already been granted such treatment during 
the proceedings. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary 
of the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why 
the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 210.6. Documents 
for which confidential treatment by the Commission is sought will be 
treated accordingly. All nonconfidential written submissions will be 
available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary.
    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 210.42-46 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure (19 CFR 210.42-46).

    Issued: March 30, 2007.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
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