In the Matter of Certain Stringed Musical Instruments and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Determination of No Violation of Section 337; Termination of Investigation, 23493-23494 [E8-9414]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 84 / Wednesday, April 30, 2008 / Notices 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// 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: The Commission instituted the abovereferenced investigation on December 31, 2007, based on a complaint filed by INEOS Fluor Holdings Ltd., INEOS Fluor Ltd., and INEOS Fluor Americas L.L.C. (collectively ‘‘INEOS’’). The complaint alleges 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 R–134a coolant (otherwise known as 1,1,1,2tetrafuoroethane) by reason of infringement of various claims of United States Patent No. 5,744,658. The complaint named two respondents, Sinochem Modern Environmental and Sinochem Ningbo Ltd. On March 18, 2008, INEOS filed a motion to amend the complaint to add two additional respondents, Sinochem Environmental Protection Chemicals (Taicang) Co. Ltd. and Sinochem (U.S.A.) Inc., to add allegations of infringement of two additional patents, United States Patent Nos. 5,382,722 and 5,559,276, and to modify the request for relief to seek a limited rather than a general exclusion order. Respondents argued that complainants had failed to make a showing of good cause. The Commission investigative attorney argued that the motion should be denied insofar as it seeks to add patents to the complaint. On March 28, 2008, the ALJ granted INEOS’s motion, finding that, pursuant to Commission Rule 210.14(b)(1) (19 CFR 210.14(b)(1)), there was good cause to add the respondents and the patents and to modify the requested remedy. No petitions for review of this ID were filed. Having examined the record of this investigation, the Commission has determined not to review the ALJ’s ID. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Apr 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in section 210.42 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.42). 23493 Steel Wire Garment Hangers From China will be placed in the nonpublic record on July 17, 2008; the deadline for filing prehearing briefs is July 24, 2008; the hearing will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building at 9:30 a.m. on July 31, 2008; the deadline for filing posthearing briefs is August 14, 2008; the Commission will make its final release of information on September 4, 2008; and final party comments are due on September 8, 2008. For further information concerning this investigation see the Commission’s notice cited above and the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Revised schedule for the subject investigation. Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: April 24, 2008. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–9416 Filed 4–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1123 (Final)] AGENCY: Effective Date: April 23, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gabriel Ellenberger (202–205–3289), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can 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. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective March 25, 2008, the Commission established a schedule for the conduct of the final phase of the subject investigation (73 FR 18560, April 4, 2008). Subsequently, the Department of Commerce extended the date for its final determination in the investigation from June 9, 2008 to August 7, 2008 (73 FR 20018, April 14, 2008). The Commission, therefore, is revising its schedule to conform with Commerce’s new schedule. The Commission’s new schedule for the investigation is as follows: requests to appear at the hearing must be filed with the Secretary to the Commission not later than July 25, 2008; the prehearing conference will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building at 9:30 a.m. on July 28, 2008; the prehearing staff report DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By order of the Commission. Issued: April 24, 2008. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–9415 Filed 4–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–586] In the Matter of Certain Stringed Musical Instruments and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Determination of No Violation of Section 337; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to terminate the above-captioned investigation with a finding of no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James A. Worth, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3065. 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, E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 23494 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 84 / Wednesday, April 30, 2008 / Notices telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// 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: On November 3, 2006, the Commission instituted an investigation titled Certain Stringed Musical Instruments and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337–TA– 586, based upon a complaint filed October 3, 2006, and supplemented October 24, 2006, by Geoffrey McCabe (Los Angeles, California) (‘‘McCabe’’). 71 FR 64738 (Nov. 3, 2006). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 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 stringed musical instruments and components thereof by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1–6, 8, 9, and 11 of U.S. Patent No. 6,175,066 (‘‘the ’066 patent’’); claims 1– 6 of U.S. Patent No. 5,965,831; claims 1 and 14–22 of U.S. Patent No. 6,891,094 (‘‘the ’094 patent’’); and claims 1–3, 6– 10, 14, 15, 23, 27, 28, and 32 of U.S. Patent No. 5,986,191. The complaint named as respondents Floyd Rose Guitars (Redmond, Washington), Ibanez, Inc. (Hoshino) U.S. (Bensalem, Pennsylvania) (‘‘Hoshino’’), Vigier, Inc. (Grigny, France) (‘‘Vigier’’), and Schaller Electronic (Postbauer-Heng, Germany). Hoshino and Vigier have been terminated from the investigation on the basis of settlement agreements. Only claims 8, 9, and 11 of the ’066 patent and claims 1 and 14–22 of the ’094 patent remained in the case as of the date of the final ID. On December 3, 2007, the administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) issued a final initial determination (‘‘ID’’) finding no violation of section 337, on the ground that the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement was not met as required by section 337(a)(2), (3)(C). McCabe and the Commission investigative attorney filed petitions for review. On December 21, 2007, the Commission issued a notice extending the deadline for determining whether to review the subject ID by fifteen (15) days until February 1, 2008. On February 1, 2008, the Commission issued a notice extending the deadline for determining whether to review the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Apr 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 ID to February 8, 2008, and extending the target date for completion of the investigation to April 10, 2008. On February 7, 2008, the Commission issued a notice of a determination to review the subject ID in its entirety, requesting briefing on the issues on review, including certain specific questions. On April 10, 2008, the Commission issued a notice extending the target date to April 24, 2008. Having considered the submissions on review and the relevant portions of the record, the Commission has determined to terminate the investigation with a finding of no violation for failure to meet the domestic industry requirement. This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in sections 210.41 and 210.45(c) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.41, 210.45(c)). By order of the Commission. Issued: April 24, 2008. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 84 (Wednesday, April 30, 2008)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-586]


In the Matter of Certain Stringed Musical Instruments and 
Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Determination of No Violation 
of Section 337; Termination of 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 terminate the above-captioned 
investigation with a finding of no violation of section 337 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``section 337'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James A. Worth, Office of the General 
Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3065. 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,

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telephone (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission 
may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (https://
www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed 
on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://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: On November 3, 2006, the Commission 
instituted an investigation titled Certain Stringed Musical Instruments 
and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-586, based upon a complaint 
filed October 3, 2006, and supplemented October 24, 2006, by Geoffrey 
McCabe (Los Angeles, California) (``McCabe''). 71 FR 64738 (Nov. 3, 
2006). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended, 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 stringed musical instruments and 
components thereof by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 
1-6, 8, 9, and 11 of U.S. Patent No. 6,175,066 (``the '066 patent''); 
claims 1-6 of U.S. Patent No. 5,965,831; claims 1 and 14-22 of U.S. 
Patent No. 6,891,094 (``the '094 patent''); and claims 1-3, 6-10, 14, 
15, 23, 27, 28, and 32 of U.S. Patent No. 5,986,191. The complaint 
named as respondents Floyd Rose Guitars (Redmond, Washington), Ibanez, 
Inc. (Hoshino) U.S. (Bensalem, Pennsylvania) (``Hoshino''), Vigier, 
Inc. (Grigny, France) (``Vigier''), and Schaller Electronic (Postbauer-
Heng, Germany). Hoshino and Vigier have been terminated from the 
investigation on the basis of settlement agreements. Only claims 8, 9, 
and 11 of the '066 patent and claims 1 and 14-22 of the '094 patent 
remained in the case as of the date of the final ID.
    On December 3, 2007, the administrative law judge (``ALJ'') issued 
a final initial determination (``ID'') finding no violation of section 
337, on the ground that the economic prong of the domestic industry 
requirement was not met as required by section 337(a)(2), (3)(C). 
McCabe and the Commission investigative attorney filed petitions for 
review. On December 21, 2007, the Commission issued a notice extending 
the deadline for determining whether to review the subject ID by 
fifteen (15) days until February 1, 2008. On February 1, 2008, the 
Commission issued a notice extending the deadline for determining 
whether to review the ID to February 8, 2008, and extending the target 
date for completion of the investigation to April 10, 2008. On February 
7, 2008, the Commission issued a notice of a determination to review 
the subject ID in its entirety, requesting briefing on the issues on 
review, including certain specific questions. On April 10, 2008, the 
Commission issued a notice extending the target date to April 24, 2008.
    Having considered the submissions on review and the relevant 
portions of the record, the Commission has determined to terminate the 
investigation with a finding of no violation for failure to meet the 
domestic industry requirement.
    This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in sections 210.41 
and 210.45(c) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 
CFR 210.41, 210.45(c)).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: April 24, 2008.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
 [FR Doc. E8-9414 Filed 4-29-08; 8:45 am]
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