Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems on a Chip, and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation, 78477-78478 [2014-30484]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices and a submission pursuant to section 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Cisco Systems, Inc. on December 19, 2014. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain network devices, related software and components thereof (II). The complaint names as respondents Arista Networks, Inc. of Santa Clara, CA. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, cease and desist orders, and a bond upon respondents’ alleged infringing articles during the 60-day Presidential review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j). Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or section 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested remedial orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the requested remedial orders; (iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded; (iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United States consumers. Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day pursuant to section 210.4(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 3046’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures 4). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.5 This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of sections 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)). By order of the Commission. Issued: December 19, 2014. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–30386 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–941] Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems on a Chip, and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 4 Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/ rules/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf. 5 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78477 Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 21, 2014, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd of the Republic of Korea and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC of Austin, Texas. 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 graphics processing chips, systems on a chip, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,147,385 (‘‘the ’385 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 6,173,349 (‘‘the ’349 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 7,056,776 (‘‘the ’776 patent’’); and U.S. Patent No. 7,804,734 (‘‘the ’734 patent’’). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists or, alternatively, is in the process of being established as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. 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 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: The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2560. SUMMARY: 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 (2014). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 78478 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices International Trade Commission, on December 22, 2014, 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 graphics processing chips, systems on a chip, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1–4, 6, and 19–21 of the ’385 patent; claim 10 of the ’349 patent; claims 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, and 22 of the ’776 patent; and claims 1–3, 7–9, 12–15, 17, and 19 of the ’734 patent, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) Pursuant to Commission Rule 210.50(b)(1), 19 CFR 210.50(b)(1), the presiding administrative law judge shall take evidence or other information and hear arguments from the parties and other interested persons with respect to the public interest in this investigation, as appropriate, and provide the Commission with findings of fact and a recommended determination on this issue, which shall be limited to the statutory public interest factors set forth in 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1), (f)(1), (g)(1); (3) 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: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 129, Samsung-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea 443– 742. Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, 12100 Samsung Boulevard, Austin, TX 78754. (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: NVIDIA Corporation, 701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Biostar Microtech International Corp., 2 Floor, No. l08–2 Min Chuan Road, Hsin Tien District, New Taipei, 231, Taiwan. Biostar Microtech (U.S.A.) Corp., 18551 Gale Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91748–1338. Elitegroup Computer Systems Co. Ltd., No. 239, Sec. 2, Ti Ding Blvd., Taipei, Taiwan 11493. Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc., 6851 Mowry Avenue, Newark, CA 94560. EVGA Corp., 2900 Saturn Street, Suite B, Brea, CA 92821. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Fuhu, Inc., 909 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245. Jaton Corp., 47677 Lakeview Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94538. Mad Catz, Inc., 7480 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108. OUYA, Inc., 1316 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Sparkle Computer Co., Ltd., 5F.–7, No. ¯ ´ ˘ 79, Section l, Xıntaiwu Rd, Sijhih District, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan. Toradex, lnc., 219 lst Avenue, Seattle, WA 98109. Wikipad, Inc., 2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330, Westlake Village, CA 91361. ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd, 18–24 Shan Mei Street, Fo Tan, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong. ZOTAC USA, Inc., 5793 McCully Street, Chino, CA 91710. (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and (4) For the investigation so instituted, the 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(e) 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: December 23, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By order of the Commission. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–30484 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–942] Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets III; 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 November 24, 2014, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Pragmatus Mobile, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia. 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 wireless devices, including mobile phones and tablets, by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,466,795 (‘‘the ‘795 patent’’). 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 a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. 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 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-941]


Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems on a Chip, and 
Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the 
U.S. International Trade Commission on November 21, 2014, under section 
337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd of the Republic of Korea and Samsung 
Austin Semiconductor, LLC of Austin, Texas. 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 graphics processing chips, systems on a 
chip, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of 
certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,147,385 (``the '385 patent''); U.S. 
Patent No. 6,173,349 (``the '349 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,056,776 
(``the '776 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 7,804,734 (``the '734 
patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United 
States exists or, alternatively, is in the process of being established 
as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.
    The complainants request that the Commission institute an 
investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion 
order and cease and desist orders.

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 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: The Office of Unfair Import 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 
205-2560.

    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 (2014).
    Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S.

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International Trade Commission, on December 22, 2014, 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 graphics 
processing chips, systems on a chip, and products containing the same 
by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1-4, 6, and 19-21 of 
the '385 patent; claim 10 of the '349 patent; claims 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 
and 22 of the '776 patent; and claims 1-3, 7-9, 12-15, 17, and 19 of 
the '734 patent, and whether an industry in the United States exists as 
required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;
    (2) Pursuant to Commission Rule 210.50(b)(1), 19 CFR 210.50(b)(1), 
the presiding administrative law judge shall take evidence or other 
information and hear arguments from the parties and other interested 
persons with respect to the public interest in this investigation, as 
appropriate, and provide the Commission with findings of fact and a 
recommended determination on this issue, which shall be limited to the 
statutory public interest factors set forth in 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1), 
(f)(1), (g)(1);
    (3) 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:

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 129, Samsung-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, 
Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea 443-742.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, 12100 Samsung Boulevard, Austin, TX 
78754.

    (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:

NVIDIA Corporation, 701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
Biostar Microtech International Corp., 2 Floor, No. l08-2 Min Chuan 
Road, Hsin Tien District, New Taipei, 231, Taiwan.
Biostar Microtech (U.S.A.) Corp., 18551 Gale Avenue, City of Industry, 
CA 91748-1338.
Elitegroup Computer Systems Co. Ltd., No. 239, Sec. 2, Ti Ding Blvd., 
Taipei, Taiwan 11493.
Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc., 6851 Mowry Avenue, Newark, CA 94560.
EVGA Corp., 2900 Saturn Street, Suite B, Brea, CA 92821.
Fuhu, Inc., 909 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA 90245.
Jaton Corp., 47677 Lakeview Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94538.
Mad Catz, Inc., 7480 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108.
OUYA, Inc., 1316 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Sparkle Computer Co., Ltd., 5F.-7, No. 79, Section l, 
Xiint[aacute]iw[ubreve] Rd, Sijhih District, New Taipei City 221, 
Taiwan.
Toradex, lnc., 219 lst Avenue, Seattle, WA 98109.
Wikipad, Inc., 2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330, Westlake Village, CA 
91361.
ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd, 18-24 Shan Mei Street, Fo Tan, Shatin, 
New Territories, Hong Kong.
ZOTAC USA, Inc., 5793 McCully Street, Chino, CA 91710.

    (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International 
Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; 
and
    (4) For the investigation so instituted, the 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(e) 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: December 23, 2014.

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