Investigations: Terminations, Modifications and Rulings: Certain Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems, Components Thereof, and Associated Software, 73677 [2011-30566]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2011 / Notices Issued: November 21, 2011. James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–30567 Filed 11–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–724] Investigations: Terminations, Modifications and Rulings: Certain Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems, Components Thereof, and Associated Software U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) has been shown in the above-captioned investigation and that the investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clark S. Cheney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2661. 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 (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 this investigation on May 19, 2010, based on a complaint filed by S3 Graphics Co. Ltd. and S3 Graphics Inc. (collectively, ‘‘S3G’’). 75 FR 38118 (July 1, 2010). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) by reason of infringement of various claims of United States Patent Nos. 6,658,146 (‘‘the ’146 patent’’); 6,683,978 (‘‘the ’978 patent’’); 6,775,417 (‘‘the ’417 patent’’); and 7,043,087 (‘‘the ’087 patent’’). The complaint named Apple Inc. of mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Nov 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 Cupertino, California (‘‘Apple’’) as the only respondent. On July 1, 2011, the ALJ issued a final ID in this investigation finding that Apple violated section 337. Specifically, the ALJ found that Apple computers utilizing an image compression format called DXT infringe claim 11 of the ’978 patent and claims 4 and 16 of the ’146 patent. The ALJ recommended that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order. The ALJ found no violation with respect to the other asserted claims, which are claim 13 of the ’146 patent, claims 14 and 16 of the ’978 patent, claims 7, 12, 15, and 23 of the ’417 patent, and claims 1 and 6 of the ’087 patent. On September 2, 2011, the Commission determined to review the ID in its entirety. On September 15, 2011, non-parties Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (‘‘AMD’’) and its subsidiaries ATI Technologies ULC and ATI International SRL filed a motion to intervene and terminate the investigation based on a claim that AMD owns the patents at issue and declines to assert them in this investigation. On September 19, 2011, respondent Apple filed its own motion to terminate based on AMD’s patent ownership claims. Subsequently, the Commission determined to extend the target date for completion of the investigation until November 21, 2011. Having examined the record of this investigation, including the ALJ’s final ID and the submissions of the parties and non-parties, the Commission has determined to reverse the ALJ’s finding of a violation of section 337 and find no violation. Additionally, the Commission has determined to deny AMD’s motion to file public interest comments out of time, to grant AMD’s motion to file a reply in connection with its motion to intervene and terminate, to deny AMD’s motion to intervene and terminate, and to deny Apple’s motion to terminate. 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 part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 21, 2011. James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–30566 Filed 11–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73677 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–816] Certain Wiper Blades; Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 26, 2011, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Robert Bosch LLC of Farmington Hills, Michigan. 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 wiper blades by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,523,218 (‘‘the ’218 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 6,553,607 (‘‘the ’607 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 6,611,988 (‘‘the ’988 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 6,675,434 (‘‘the ’434 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 6,836,926 (‘‘the ’926 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 6,944,905 (‘‘the ’905 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 6,973,698 (‘‘the ’698 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 7,293,321 (‘‘the ’321 patent’’); and U.S. Patent No. 7,523,520 (‘‘the ’520 patent’’). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsections (a)(2) and (3) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue an exclusion order and cease and desist order. SUMMARY: 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 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. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-724]


Investigations: Terminations, Modifications and Rulings: Certain 
Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems, Components Thereof, 
and Associated Software

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 that no violation of section 337 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) has been shown in the above-
captioned investigation and that the investigation is terminated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clark S. Cheney, Office of the General 
Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2661. 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 (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 this investigation 
on May 19, 2010, based on a complaint filed by S3 Graphics Co. Ltd. and 
S3 Graphics Inc. (collectively, ``S3G''). 75 FR 38118 (July 1, 2010). 
The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) by reason of infringement of various claims of 
United States Patent Nos. 6,658,146 (``the '146 patent''); 6,683,978 
(``the '978 patent''); 6,775,417 (``the '417 patent''); and 7,043,087 
(``the '087 patent''). The complaint named Apple Inc. of Cupertino, 
California (``Apple'') as the only respondent.
    On July 1, 2011, the ALJ issued a final ID in this investigation 
finding that Apple violated section 337. Specifically, the ALJ found 
that Apple computers utilizing an image compression format called DXT 
infringe claim 11 of the '978 patent and claims 4 and 16 of the '146 
patent. The ALJ recommended that the Commission issue a limited 
exclusion order and a cease and desist order. The ALJ found no 
violation with respect to the other asserted claims, which are claim 13 
of the '146 patent, claims 14 and 16 of the '978 patent, claims 7, 12, 
15, and 23 of the '417 patent, and claims 1 and 6 of the '087 patent. 
On September 2, 2011, the Commission determined to review the ID in its 
entirety.
    On September 15, 2011, non-parties Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 
(``AMD'') and its subsidiaries ATI Technologies ULC and ATI 
International SRL filed a motion to intervene and terminate the 
investigation based on a claim that AMD owns the patents at issue and 
declines to assert them in this investigation. On September 19, 2011, 
respondent Apple filed its own motion to terminate based on AMD's 
patent ownership claims. Subsequently, the Commission determined to 
extend the target date for completion of the investigation until 
November 21, 2011.
    Having examined the record of this investigation, including the 
ALJ's final ID and the submissions of the parties and non-parties, the 
Commission has determined to reverse the ALJ's finding of a violation 
of section 337 and find no violation. Additionally, the Commission has 
determined to deny AMD's motion to file public interest comments out of 
time, to grant AMD's motion to file a reply in connection with its 
motion to intervene and terminate, to deny AMD's motion to intervene 
and terminate, and to deny Apple's motion to terminate.
    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 part 210 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 
part 210).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: November 21, 2011.
James R. Holbein,
Secretary to the Commission.
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