Xanthan Gum From Austria and China, 43857-43858 [2012-18271]

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[FR Doc. 2012–18264 Filed 7–25–12; 8:45 am] INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1202–03 (Preliminary)] Xanthan Gum From Austria and China Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from Austria and China of xanthan gum, provided for in subheading 3913.90.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).2 Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations under section 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in the investigations under section 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Background On June 5, 2012, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by CP Kelco U.S., Atlanta, GA, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P PO 00000 43857 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Commissioner Deanna Tanner Okun did not participate in these investigations. Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 43858 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 144 / Thursday, July 26, 2012 / Notices imports of xanthan gum from Austria and China. Accordingly, effective June 5, 2012, the Commission instituted antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731–TA–1202–03 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of July 12, 2012 (77 FR 34997). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on June 26, 2012, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on July 20, 2012. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4342 (July 2012), entitled Xanthan Gum from Austria and China: Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1202–03 (Preliminary). Issued: July 23, 2012. By order of the Commission. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–18271 Filed 7–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–703] Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, and Components Thereof; Determination To Review the Initial Remand Determination in Part and on Review To Affirm a Determination of No Violation of Section 337; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to affirm, on modified grounds, the remand initial determination (‘‘remand ID’’) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) on May 21, 2012, finding no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337), as amended, (‘‘section 337’’) in the above-captioned investigation. The investigation is thus terminated with a finding of no violation of section 337. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda S. Pitcher, Office of the General TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Jul 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2532. 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) 205–2737. 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 February 23, 2010, based upon a complaint filed on behalf of Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, New York (‘‘Kodak’’) on January 14, 2010, and supplemented on February 4, 2010. 75 FR 8112. The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the 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 No. 6,292,218 (‘‘the ’218 patent’’). The notice of investigation named as respondents Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, California (‘‘Apple’’); Research in Motion, Ltd. of Ontario, Canada; and Research in Motion Corp. of Irving, Texas (collectively, ‘‘RIM’’). Claim 15 is the only asserted claim remaining in the investigation. On January 24, 2011, then-Chief Judge Luckern issued a final Initial Determination (‘‘final ID’’) finding no violation of section 337. On March 25, 2011, the Commission determined to review the final ID in its entirety. 76 FR 17,965 (March 31, 2011). On June 30, 2011, the Commission issued a notice that determined to affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand in part, the final ID. The Commission remanded the investigation in order for the ALJ to consider (1) infringement under the Commission’s construction of the ‘‘still processor’’ limitation; (2) infringement under the Commission’s construction of the ‘‘motion processor’’ limitation; (3) whether Kodak waived the argument that the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 in their non-flash-photography mode PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 practice the ‘‘initiating capture’’ limitation under the doctrine of equivalents and if not, whether the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 practice this limitation under the doctrine of equivalents; and (4) validity in light of the Commission’s claim constructions, including further analysis of the pertinence of the ex parte reexaminations of the ’218 patent and an explanation of the secondary considerations of nonobviousness. After remand, Chief Judge Luckern retired, and the investigation was reassigned to Judge Pender. On May 21, 2012, Judge Pender issued the remand ID finding no violation of section 337. In particular, he found claim 15 to be obvious in view of Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open Disclosure No. H5–122574 (‘‘Mori’’) and U.S. Patent No. 5,493,335 to Parulski (‘‘Parulski ’335’’). He found the claim to be infringed by the accused RIM products and by the Apple iPhone 3G, but not the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. Kodak and the Commission investigative attorney (‘‘IA’’) petitioned for review of, inter alia, the ALJ’s finding that claim 15 of the ’218 patent is invalid. RIM has petitioned for review of the ALJ’s finding of infringement by the accused RIM products, the ALJ’s failure to consider certain newly introduced products that RIM contends do not infringe, and the ALJ’s finding that claim 15 is not obvious in view of the combination of U.S. Patent No. 4,887,161 (Watanabe), U.S. Patent No. 3,971,065 (Bayer), and Sharp ViewCam. Apple petitioned for review of the ALJ’s finding that the iPhone 3G infringes claim 15, and Apple joined in RIM’s petition on the invalidity issues. The IA, Apple and RIM filed responses to Kodak’s petition. The IA and Kodak filed responses to RIM’s and Apple’s petitions. Having reviewed the record of this investigation, including the parties’ petitions for review and responses thereto, as well as the parties’ submissions to the ALJ, both before and after remand, and the transcripts of the hearing conducted by the ALJ, the Commission has determined to review the ALJ’s remand ID in part. The Commission has determined to review the ALJ’s finding of infringement of the ’218 patent by the accused RIM products and the iPhone 3G, and his finding of invalidity based on the Mori and Parulski ’335 combination. The Commission affirms the remaining findings of the ALJ. On review, the Commission has determined to (1) find that the accused RIM products and the Apple iPhone 3G infringe claim 15; and (2) affirm the ALJ’s invalidity findings E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 144 (Thursday, July 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43857-43858]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18271]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1202-03 (Preliminary)]


Xanthan Gum From Austria and China

Determinations

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigations, the United States International Trade Commission 
(Commission) determines, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable 
indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured 
by reason of imports from Austria and China of xanthan gum, provided 
for in subheading 3913.90.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less 
than fair value (LTFV).\2\
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).
    \2\ Commissioner Deanna Tanner Okun did not participate in these 
investigations.
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    Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the 
Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of 
its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of 
scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided 
in section 207.21 of the Commission's rules, upon notice from the 
Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary 
determinations in the investigations under section 733(b) of the Act, 
or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of 
affirmative final determinations in the investigations under section 
735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the 
preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate 
appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, 
and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail 
level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear 
as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty 
investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list 
containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their 
representatives, who are parties to the investigations.

Background

    On June 5, 2012, a petition was filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by CP Kelco U.S., Atlanta, GA, alleging that an industry in 
the United States is materially injured or threatened with material 
injury by reason of LTFV

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imports of xanthan gum from Austria and China. Accordingly, effective 
June 5, 2012, the Commission instituted antidumping duty investigation 
Nos. 731-TA-1202-03 (Preliminary).
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigations and of 
a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by 
posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the 
notice in the Federal Register of July 12, 2012 (77 FR 34997). The 
conference was held in Washington, DC, on June 26, 2012, and all 
persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in 
person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determinations in these 
investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on July 20, 2012. The views 
of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4342 (July 2012), 
entitled Xanthan Gum from Austria and China: Investigation Nos. 731-TA-
1202-03 (Preliminary).

    Issued: July 23, 2012.

    By order of the Commission.
Lisa R. Barton,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2012-18271 Filed 7-25-12; 8:45 am]
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