In the Matter of Certain Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (“CCFL”) Inverter Circuits and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation, 2099 [E9-561]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2009 / Notices Issued: January 8, 2009. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–559 Filed 1–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–666] In the Matter of Certain Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (‘‘CCFL’’) Inverter Circuits and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 15, 2008, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of O2 Micro International Ltd. of the Cayman Islands and O2 Micro Inc. of Santa Clara, California. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on December 24, 2008. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain cold cathode fluorescent lamp (‘‘CCFL’’) inverter circuits and products containing same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,417,382; 6,856,519; 6,809,938; and 7,120,035. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue exclusion orders and cease and desist orders. 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. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:01 Jan 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 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: David O. Lloyd, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2576. Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2008). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on January 8, 2009, ordered that— (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain cold cathode fluorescent lamp (‘‘CCFL’’) inverter circuits or products containing same that infringe one or more of claims 1, 2, 4, 6–9, 11, 13, and 14 of U.S. Patent No. 7,417,382; claim 7 of U.S. Patent No. 6,856,519; claims 1–3 and 6 of U.S. Patent No. 6,809,938; and claim 4 of U.S. Patent No. 7,120,035, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served: (a) The complainants are — O2 Micro International Ltd., Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre, West Bay Road, Grand Cayman KY1–1209, Cayman Islands. 02 Micro Inc., 3118 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054. (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: Monolithic Power Systems Inc., 6409 Guadalupe Mines Road, San Jose, CA 95120. Microsemi Corporation, 2381 Morse Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614. ASUSTeK Computer Inc., No. 15, Li-Te Road Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan. ASUSTeK Computer International America, 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2099 LG Electronics, LG Twin Towers 20,Yoido-dong, Youngdungpo-gu Seoul, Korea 150–721. LG Electronics U.S.A., 1000 Sylvan AvenueEnglewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. LG Display Co., Ltd., West Tower, LG Twin Towers, 20,Yoido-dong, Youngdungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea 150– 721. LG Display America, Inc., 150 East Brokaw Road, San Jose, CA 95112. BenQ Corporation, 16 Jihu Road, Neihu, Taipei 114, Taiwan. BenQ America Corp., 15375 BarrancaSuite A205Irvine, CA 92618. (c) The Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation, is David O. Lloyd, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and (3) For the investigation so instituted, Paul J. Luckern, Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge. Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown. Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent. Issued: January 8, 2009. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–561 Filed 1–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Inv. No. 337-TA-666]


 In the Matter of Certain Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp 
(``CCFL'') Inverter Circuits and Products Containing Same; Notice of 
Investigation

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the 
U.S. International Trade Commission on December 15, 2008, under section 
337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of 
O2 Micro International Ltd. of the Cayman Islands and O2 Micro Inc. of 
Santa Clara, California. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed 
on December 24, 2008. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 
based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for 
importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of 
certain cold cathode fluorescent lamp (``CCFL'') inverter circuits and 
products containing same that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent 
Nos. 7,417,382; 6,856,519; 6,809,938; and 7,120,035. The complaint 
further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as 
required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.
    The complainants request that the Commission institute an 
investigation and, after the investigation, issue exclusion orders and 
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: David O. Lloyd, Esq., Office of Unfair 
Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone 
(202) 205-2576.

    Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation 
is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 
and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2008).
    Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. 
International Trade Commission, on January 8, 2009, ordered that--
    (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether 
there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the 
importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the 
sale within the United States after importation of certain cold cathode 
fluorescent lamp (``CCFL'') inverter circuits or products containing 
same that infringe one or more of claims 1, 2, 4, 6-9, 11, 13, and 14 
of U.S. Patent No. 7,417,382; claim 7 of U.S. Patent No. 6,856,519; 
claims 1-3 and 6 of U.S. Patent No. 6,809,938; and claim 4 of U.S. 
Patent No. 7,120,035, and whether an industry in the United States 
exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;
    (2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the 
following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of 
investigation shall be served:
    (a) The complainants are --
O2 Micro International Ltd., Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre, West Bay 
Road, Grand Cayman KY1-1209, Cayman Islands.
02 Micro Inc., 3118 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

    (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in 
violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint 
is to be served:

Monolithic Power Systems Inc., 6409 Guadalupe Mines Road, San Jose, CA 
95120.
Microsemi Corporation, 2381 Morse Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc., No. 15, Li-Te Road Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan.
ASUSTeK Computer International America, 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 
94539.
LG Electronics, LG Twin Towers 20,Yoido-dong, Youngdungpo-gu Seoul, 
Korea 150-721.
LG Electronics U.S.A., 1000 Sylvan AvenueEnglewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
LG Display Co., Ltd., West Tower, LG Twin Towers, 20,Yoido-dong, 
Youngdungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea 150-721.
LG Display America, Inc., 150 East Brokaw Road, San Jose, CA 95112.
BenQ Corporation, 16 Jihu Road, Neihu, Taipei 114, Taiwan.
BenQ America Corp., 15375 BarrancaSuite A205Irvine, CA 92618.

    (c) The Commission investigative attorney, party to this 
investigation, is David O. Lloyd, Esq., Office of Unfair Import 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., 
Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and
    (3) For the investigation so instituted, Paul J. Luckern, Chief 
Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall 
designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge.
    Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be 
submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d) and 210.13(a), such responses will be 
considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after 
the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice 
of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the 
complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless 
good cause therefor is shown.
    Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each 
allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to 
constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations 
of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative 
law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, 
to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and 
to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing 
such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or 
a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

    Issued: January 8, 2009.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. E9-561 Filed 1-13-09; 8:45 am]
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