Certain Ink Application Devices and Components Thereof and Methods of Using the Same Commission Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order Against Infringing Products of Respondents Found in Default; Termination of Investigation, 64534-64535 [2013-25425]

Download as PDF 64534 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2013 / Notices schedule for the conduct of the subject investigation (78 FR 45968, July 30, 2013). The Commission did not operate between October 1, 2013 and October 16, 2013 because of a lack of appropriations. On October 21, 2013 the Commission issued a notice stating that statutory deadlines would be tolled by this disruption in its operations. The Commission, therefore, is revising its schedule to conform to the revised statutory deadlines. The Commission’s new schedule for the review is as follows: Requests to appear at the hearing must be filed with the Secretary to the Commission not later than November 13, 2013; the prehearing conference will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building at 9:30 a.m. on November 15, 2013; the prehearing staff report will be placed in the nonpublic record on November 7, 2013; the deadline for filing prehearing briefs is November 14, 2013; the hearing will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building at 9:30 a.m. on November 21, 2013; the deadline for filing posthearing briefs is November 27, 2013; the Commission will make its final release of information on December 5, 2013; and final party comments are due on December 9, 2013. 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). 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. Issued: October 24, 2013. By order of the Commission. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–25576 Filed 10–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Investigation No. 337–TA–832] Certain Ink Application Devices and Components Thereof and Methods of Using the Same Commission Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order Against Infringing Products of Respondents Found in Default; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:15 Oct 28, 2013 Jkt 232001 Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a limited exclusion order against infringing products of respondents T-Tech Tattoo Device Inc. of Ontario, Canada (‘‘TTech’’), Yiwu Beyond Tattoo Equipments Co., Ltd. of Yiwu City, China (‘‘Yiwu’’), and Guangzhou Pengcheng Cosmetology Firm of Guangzhou, China (‘‘Guangzhou Pengcheng’’). The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan M. Valentine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2301. 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 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: The Commission instituted this investigation on March 6, 2012, based on a complaint filed by MT.Derm GmbH of Berlin, Germany and Nouveau Cosmetique USA Inc. of Orlando, Florida (collectively ‘‘Complainants’’) alleging violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337), as amended (‘‘section 337’’), in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain ink application devices and components thereof and methods of using the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,345,553 (‘‘the ’553 patent’’) and 6,505,530 (‘‘the ’530 patent’’). 77 FR 13351, Mar. 6, 2012. The Commission’s Notice of Investigation (‘‘NOI’’) named T-Tech, Yiwu, and Guangzhou Pengcheng as respondents. The complaint was served on all named respondents on March 1, 2012. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations was named as a party to the investigation. On April 16, 2012, Complainants filed a motion seeking a determination that respondents T-Tech, Yiwu, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Guangzhou be found in default based on their failure to respond to the Complaint and Notice of Investigation. On May 1, 2012, the ALJ issued Order No. 5, ordering the respondents to show cause by close of business on May 16, 2012, why they should not be found in default. No response was filed, and on May 31, 2012, the ALJ issued an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 7), granting the motion for default pursuant to section 210.16(a)(1) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.16(a)(1)). On June 6, 2012, T-Tech submitted correspondence to the Commission stating that it had not received any prior communication from the Commission and arguing that the ID finding it in default should be reviewed. On June 13, 2012, the IA filed a petition for review of Order No. 7 as to the finding of default against T-Tech. On June 29, 2012, the Commission determined not to review the portion of Order No. 7 finding Yiwu and Guanzhou Pengcheng in default pursuant to section 210.16 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.16), but reversed the finding of default against T-Tech. Notice (June 29, 2012). On March 20, 2013, Complainants filed a motion for summary determination of violation of section 337 against T-Tech. On April 17, 2013, Complainants also filed a motion for an ID finding T-Tech in default pursuant to Commission Rule 210.17(e). On April 19, 2013, the ALJ issued Order No. 32, ordering T-Tech to show cause as to why it should not be found in default for failing to comply with deadlines set forth in the procedural schedule. On April 25, 2013, T-Tech filed a response to Order No. 32. On April 29, 2013, the IA filed a response in support of Complainants’ motion requesting that TTech be found in default. On July 17, 2013, the ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 35), granting-in-part Complainants’ motion for summary determination of violation against T-Tech or, in the alternative, granting Complainants’ motion for an ID finding T-Tech in default pursuant to section 210.17 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.17). On August 16, 2013, the Commission determined not to review the portion of the ID finding T-Tech in default. 78 FR 52212– 13, Aug. 22, 2013. The Commission found the portion of Order No. 35 granting summary determination of violation moot. Id. The Commission also requested briefing from the parties and the public on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. Id. Complainants and the Commission investigative attorney (‘‘IA’’) submitted E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2013 / Notices briefing responsive to the Commission’s request on August 30, 2013. Each proposed a limited exclusion order directed to the accused products of respondents Yiwu, Guangzhou Pengcheng, and T-Tech. Complainants stated that they do not seek entry of cease and desist orders against any of the defaulting respondents. The IA recommended allowing entry by all of the defaulting respondents under a bond of 100 percent of the entered value during the period of Presidential review. Complainants requested a bond of 100 percent against respondent T-Tech, but argued that respondents Yiwu and Guangzhou Pengcheng not be allowed to import any of their infringing products during the period of Presidential review because they were found in default under section 337(g)(1). In the alternative, Complainants requested that the Commission set a bond of 100 percent of the entered value against respondents Yiwu and Guangzhou Pengcheng. On September 6, 2013, Complainants and the IA submitted reply submissions. The Commission finds that the statutory requirements of section 337(g) (19 U.S.C. 1337(g)) is met with respect to respondents Yiwu and Guangzhou Pengcheng. Accordingly, pursuant to section 337(g)(1) (19 U.S.C. 1337(g)(1)) and Commission rule 210.16(c) (19 CFR 210.16(c)), the Commission presumes the facts alleged in the complaint to be true and finds that Yiwu and Guangzhou Pengcheng are in violation of section 337. The Commission further finds that T-Tech is in violation of section 337 pursuant to section 210.17 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.17), which states that a failure to participate in an investigation may provide a basis for a finding of violation of section 337 under section 337(d)(1) (19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1)). The Commission has determined that the appropriate form of relief in this investigation is a limited exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed entry of certain ink application devices and components thereof that are manufactured abroad by or on behalf of, or imported by or on behalf of, respondents Yiwu and T-Tech by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1–3, 7, 8, 19, and 20 of the ‘530 patent. The Commission has also determined to issue a limited exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed entry of certain ink application devices and components thereof that are manufactured abroad by or on behalf of, or imported by or on behalf of, respondent Guangzhou Pengcheng by reason of infringement of one or more of 1–3, 7–12 and 16–20 of the ‘530 patent VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:15 Oct 28, 2013 Jkt 232001 and claims 1–4, 10, 12–14, 21–23, and 26–28 of the ‘553 patent. The Commission has further determined that the public interest factors enumerated in section 337(g)(1) (19 U.S.C. 1337(g)(1)) and section 337(d)(1) (19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1)) do not preclude issuance of the limited exclusion order. Finally, the Commission has determined that the bond for importation during the period of Presidential review shall be in the amount of 100 percent of the entered value of the imported subject articles of all defaulting respondents. The Commission’s order was delivered to the President and the United States Trade Representative on the day of its issuance. 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). Dated: October 23, 2013. By order of the Commission. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–25425 Filed 10–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–13–025] Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: November 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agendas for future meetings: none 2. Minutes 3. Ratification List 4. Vote in Inv. Nos. 701–TA–502 and 731–TA–1127 and 1128 (Preliminary)(Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico and Turkey). The Commission is currently scheduled to complete and file its determinations on or before November 6, 2013; Commissioners’ opinions will be issued on November 14, 2013. 5. Outstanding action jackets: none In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64535 Issued: October 25, 2013 By order of the Commission. William R. Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–25722 Filed 10–25–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Appointment of Individuals To Serve as Members of Performance Review Board United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Appointment of Individuals to Serve as Members of Performance Review Board. AGENCY: The Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission has appointed the following individuals to serve on the Commission’s Performance Review Board (PRB): Chair of the PRB: Commissioner David S. Johanson Vice-Chair of the PRB: Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert Member—Dominic L. Bianchi Member—Catherine DeFilippo Member— William E. Dobryzkowski Member —Robert B. Koopman Member—Karen Laney Member—Andrew Martin Member—Margaret D. MacDonald Member—Stephen A. McLaughlin Member—Lyn M Schlitt DATES: Effective Date: October 24, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Connelly, Director of Human Resources, U.S. International Trade Commission (202) 205–2651. SUMMARY: Authority: This notice is published in the Federal Register pursuant to the requirement of 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4). Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting our TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. Issued: October 24, 2013. By order of the Chairman. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–25567 Filed 10–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation Meeting of the CJIS Advisory Policy Board Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-832]


Certain Ink Application Devices and Components Thereof and 
Methods of Using the Same Commission Issuance of a Limited Exclusion 
Order Against Infringing Products of Respondents Found in Default; 
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 issued a limited exclusion order against infringing 
products of respondents T-Tech Tattoo Device Inc. of Ontario, Canada 
(``T-Tech''), Yiwu Beyond Tattoo Equipments Co., Ltd. of Yiwu City, 
China (``Yiwu''), and Guangzhou Pengcheng Cosmetology Firm of 
Guangzhou, China (``Guangzhou Pengcheng''). The investigation is 
terminated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan M. Valentine, Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2301. 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 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: The Commission instituted this investigation 
on March 6, 2012, based on a complaint filed by MT.Derm GmbH of Berlin, 
Germany and Nouveau Cosmetique USA Inc. of Orlando, Florida 
(collectively ``Complainants'') alleging violations of section 337 of 
the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337), as amended (``section 337''), 
in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, 
and the sale within the United States after importation of certain ink 
application devices and components thereof and methods of using the 
same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 
6,345,553 (``the '553 patent'') and 6,505,530 (``the '530 patent''). 77 
FR 13351, Mar. 6, 2012. The Commission's Notice of Investigation 
(``NOI'') named T-Tech, Yiwu, and Guangzhou Pengcheng as respondents. 
The complaint was served on all named respondents on March 1, 2012. The 
Office of Unfair Import Investigations was named as a party to the 
investigation.
    On April 16, 2012, Complainants filed a motion seeking a 
determination that respondents T-Tech, Yiwu, and Guangzhou be found in 
default based on their failure to respond to the Complaint and Notice 
of Investigation. On May 1, 2012, the ALJ issued Order No. 5, ordering 
the respondents to show cause by close of business on May 16, 2012, why 
they should not be found in default. No response was filed, and on May 
31, 2012, the ALJ issued an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 
7), granting the motion for default pursuant to section 210.16(a)(1) of 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.16(a)(1)). 
On June 6, 2012, T-Tech submitted correspondence to the Commission 
stating that it had not received any prior communication from the 
Commission and arguing that the ID finding it in default should be 
reviewed. On June 13, 2012, the IA filed a petition for review of Order 
No. 7 as to the finding of default against T-Tech. On June 29, 2012, 
the Commission determined not to review the portion of Order No. 7 
finding Yiwu and Guanzhou Pengcheng in default pursuant to section 
210.16 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 
210.16), but reversed the finding of default against T-Tech. Notice 
(June 29, 2012).
    On March 20, 2013, Complainants filed a motion for summary 
determination of violation of section 337 against T-Tech. On April 17, 
2013, Complainants also filed a motion for an ID finding T-Tech in 
default pursuant to Commission Rule 210.17(e). On April 19, 2013, the 
ALJ issued Order No. 32, ordering T-Tech to show cause as to why it 
should not be found in default for failing to comply with deadlines set 
forth in the procedural schedule. On April 25, 2013, T-Tech filed a 
response to Order No. 32. On April 29, 2013, the IA filed a response in 
support of Complainants' motion requesting that T-Tech be found in 
default. On July 17, 2013, the ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 35), 
granting-in-part Complainants' motion for summary determination of 
violation against T-Tech or, in the alternative, granting Complainants' 
motion for an ID finding T-Tech in default pursuant to section 210.17 
of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.17). On 
August 16, 2013, the Commission determined not to review the portion of 
the ID finding T-Tech in default. 78 FR 52212-13, Aug. 22, 2013. The 
Commission found the portion of Order No. 35 granting summary 
determination of violation moot. Id. The Commission also requested 
briefing from the parties and the public on the issues of remedy, the 
public interest, and bonding. Id.
    Complainants and the Commission investigative attorney (``IA'') 
submitted

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briefing responsive to the Commission's request on August 30, 2013. 
Each proposed a limited exclusion order directed to the accused 
products of respondents Yiwu, Guangzhou Pengcheng, and T-Tech. 
Complainants stated that they do not seek entry of cease and desist 
orders against any of the defaulting respondents. The IA recommended 
allowing entry by all of the defaulting respondents under a bond of 100 
percent of the entered value during the period of Presidential review. 
Complainants requested a bond of 100 percent against respondent T-Tech, 
but argued that respondents Yiwu and Guangzhou Pengcheng not be allowed 
to import any of their infringing products during the period of 
Presidential review because they were found in default under section 
337(g)(1). In the alternative, Complainants requested that the 
Commission set a bond of 100 percent of the entered value against 
respondents Yiwu and Guangzhou Pengcheng. On September 6, 2013, 
Complainants and the IA submitted reply submissions.
    The Commission finds that the statutory requirements of section 
337(g) (19 U.S.C. 1337(g)) is met with respect to respondents Yiwu and 
Guangzhou Pengcheng. Accordingly, pursuant to section 337(g)(1) (19 
U.S.C. 1337(g)(1)) and Commission rule 210.16(c) (19 CFR 210.16(c)), 
the Commission presumes the facts alleged in the complaint to be true 
and finds that Yiwu and Guangzhou Pengcheng are in violation of section 
337. The Commission further finds that T-Tech is in violation of 
section 337 pursuant to section 210.17 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.17), which states that a failure to 
participate in an investigation may provide a basis for a finding of 
violation of section 337 under section 337(d)(1) (19 U.S.C. 
1337(d)(1)).
    The Commission has determined that the appropriate form of relief 
in this investigation is a limited exclusion order prohibiting the 
unlicensed entry of certain ink application devices and components 
thereof that are manufactured abroad by or on behalf of, or imported by 
or on behalf of, respondents Yiwu and T-Tech by reason of infringement 
of one or more of claims 1-3, 7, 8, 19, and 20 of the `530 patent. The 
Commission has also determined to issue a limited exclusion order 
prohibiting the unlicensed entry of certain ink application devices and 
components thereof that are manufactured abroad by or on behalf of, or 
imported by or on behalf of, respondent Guangzhou Pengcheng by reason 
of infringement of one or more of 1-3, 7-12 and 16-20 of the `530 
patent and claims 1-4, 10, 12-14, 21-23, and 26-28 of the `553 patent. 
The Commission has further determined that the public interest factors 
enumerated in section 337(g)(1) (19 U.S.C. 1337(g)(1)) and section 
337(d)(1) (19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1)) do not preclude issuance of the 
limited exclusion order. Finally, the Commission has determined that 
the bond for importation during the period of Presidential review shall 
be in the amount of 100 percent of the entered value of the imported 
subject articles of all defaulting respondents. The Commission's order 
was delivered to the President and the United States Trade 
Representative on the day of its issuance.
    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).

     Dated: October 23, 2013.

    By order of the Commission.
Lisa R. Barton,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
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