In the Matter of Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, and Components Thereof; Notice of the Commission's Determination To Grant a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation With Respect to Respondents Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC on the Basis of a Settlement Agreement; Termination of the Investigation, 6704-6705 [2010-2893]

Download as PDF 6704 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2010 / Notices them under federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Antidiscrimination Laws A federal agency cannot discriminate against an employee or applicant with respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or political affiliation. Discrimination on these bases is prohibited by one or more of the following statutes: 5 U.S.C. 2302(b)(1); 29 U.S.C. 206(d); 29 U.S.C. 631; 29 U.S.C. 633a; 29 U.S.C. 791; and 42 U.S.C. 2000e–16. 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[FR Doc. 2010–2901 Filed 2–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7565–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–663] In the Matter of Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, and Components Thereof; Notice of the Commission’s Determination To Grant a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation With Respect to Respondents Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC on the Basis of a Settlement Agreement; Termination of the Investigation AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to grant a joint motion to terminate the abovecaptioned investigation with respect to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC based upon a settlement agreement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jia Chen, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–4737. 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 (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. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2010 / Notices The Commission instituted this investigation on December 18, 2008, based on a complaint filed by Eastman Kodak Company (‘‘Kodak’’) of Rochester, New York. 73 FR 77061 (Dec. 18, 2008). The complainant named the following respondents: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (collectively ‘‘Samsung’’), LG Electronics Inc., LG Electronics USA, Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc. (collectively ‘‘LG’’). The complaint, as amended, alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the United States after importation of certain mobile telephones and wireless communication devices featuring digital cameras and components thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,493,335 (‘‘the ’335 patent’’) and 6,292,218 (‘‘the ’218 patent’’). On December 16, 2009, Kodak and LG filed a joint motion before the administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) to terminate the investigation with respect to the LG respondents on the basis of a settlement agreement. The ALJ granted this motion on January 14, 2010. The Commission determined not to review the initial determination (‘‘ID’’). On December 17, 2009 the ALJ issued his final ID, finding that the Samsung respondents’ accused products infringe the asserted claims of both the ’335 patent and the ’218 patent, that the asserted claims are not invalid, and that the ’218 patent is not unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. The Commission has stayed the deadline for filing any petitions for review of the final ID. On January 8, 2010, Kodak and Samsung (‘‘the parties’’) filed their joint motion to terminate the investigation with respect to the Samsung respondents on the basis of a settlement agreement. On January 20, 2010, the IA filed a response supporting the parties’ joint motion. Having examined the record of this investigation, the Commission has determined to grant Kodak and Samsung’s joint motion and terminate this investigation. 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 210.21 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.21). sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By order of the Commission. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:21 Feb 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 Issued: February 2, 2010. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–2893 Filed 2–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–702] In the Matter of: Certain Liquid Crystal Display Modules and Products Containing the Same, and Methods for Making the 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 January 8, 2010, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Sharp Corporation of Japan. 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 liquid crystal display modules and products containing the same, and methods for making the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,379,140; 6,141,075; 7,283,192; 5,670,994; and 7,408,588. 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 an exclusion order and a cease and desist order. ADDRESSES: The 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 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6705 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: Anne Goalwin, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2574. 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 (2009). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on February 3, 2010, 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 liquid crystal display modules or products containing the same, or methods for making the same that infringe one or more of claims 1– 3 of U.S. Patent No. 7,379,140; claims 22, 23, 28–31, and 36–38 of U.S. Patent No. 6,141,075; claims 1 and 11 of U.S. Patent No. 7,283,192; claims 5, 6, 12, 13, and 15 of U.S. Patent No. 5,670,994; and claims 1, 3, 5, 29, and 32 of U.S. Patent No. 7,408,588, 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 complainant is: Sharp Corporation, 22–22 Nagaike-cho, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545–8522, Japan. (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: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 416 maetan-dong, Youngtong-gu, Suwon, Kyunggi-Do, Korea 443–742. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 105 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., 3655 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134. (c) The Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation, is Anne Goalwin, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-663]


In the Matter of Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless 
Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, and Components 
Thereof; Notice of the Commission's Determination To Grant a Joint 
Motion To Terminate the Investigation With Respect to Respondents 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and 
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC on the Basis of a Settlement 
Agreement; Termination 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 grant a joint motion to terminate the 
above-captioned investigation with respect to Samsung Electronics Co., 
Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications 
America, LLC based upon a settlement agreement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jia Chen, Esq., Office of the General 
Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-4737. 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 
(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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation 
on December 18, 2008, based on a complaint filed by Eastman Kodak 
Company (``Kodak'') of Rochester, New York. 73 FR 77061 (Dec. 18, 
2008). The complainant named the following respondents: Samsung 
Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung 
Telecommunications America, LLC (collectively ``Samsung''), LG 
Electronics Inc., LG Electronics USA, Inc., and LG Electronics 
MobileComm USA, Inc. (collectively ``LG''). The complaint, as amended, 
alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 
1337, in the importation, sale for importation, and sale within the 
United States after importation of certain mobile telephones and 
wireless communication devices featuring digital cameras and components 
thereof that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,493,335 
(``the '335 patent'') and 6,292,218 (``the '218 patent'').
    On December 16, 2009, Kodak and LG filed a joint motion before the 
administrative law judge (``ALJ'') to terminate the investigation with 
respect to the LG respondents on the basis of a settlement agreement. 
The ALJ granted this motion on January 14, 2010. The Commission 
determined not to review the initial determination (``ID''). On 
December 17, 2009 the ALJ issued his final ID, finding that the Samsung 
respondents' accused products infringe the asserted claims of both the 
'335 patent and the '218 patent, that the asserted claims are not 
invalid, and that the '218 patent is not unenforceable due to 
inequitable conduct. The Commission has stayed the deadline for filing 
any petitions for review of the final ID.
    On January 8, 2010, Kodak and Samsung (``the parties'') filed their 
joint motion to terminate the investigation with respect to the Samsung 
respondents on the basis of a settlement agreement. On January 20, 
2010, the IA filed a response supporting the parties' joint motion. 
Having examined the record of this investigation, the Commission has 
determined to grant Kodak and Samsung's joint motion and terminate this 
investigation.
    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 210.21 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure 
(19 CFR 210.21).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: February 2, 2010.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2010-2893 Filed 2-9-10; 8:45 am]
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