Certain Audio Processing Hardware, Software, and Products Containing the Same; Commission Determination To Review-in-Part the Final Initial Determination; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review, 2670-2671 [2018-00736]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 2670 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 12 / Thursday, January 18, 2018 / Notices 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 § 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. 3287) in a prominent place on the cover page and/ or the first page. (See Handbook for Electonic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures 1). 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 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 information, including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this Investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel,2 solely for cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.3 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 §§ 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the 1 Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_ filing_procedures.pdf. 2 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. 3 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): https://edis.usitc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jan 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)). By order of the Commission. Issued: January 11, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–00707 Filed 1–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1349, 1352, and 1357 (Final)] Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Belarus, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates, provided for in subheadings 7213.91.30, 7213.91.45, 7213.91.60, 7213.99.00, 7227.20.00, and 7227.90.60 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’).2 Background The Commission, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)), instituted these investigations effective March 28, 2017, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Charter Steel, Saukville, Wisconsin; Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Tampa, Florida; Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., Peoria, Illinois; and Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina. The Commission scheduled the final phase of the investigations following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final 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 The Commission also finds that imports of wire rod subject to Commerce’s affirmative critical circumstances determination are not likely to undermine seriously the remedial effect of the antidumping duty order on Russia. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 phase of the Commission’s investigations and of a public hearing 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 September 20, 2017 (82 FR 44001). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on November 16, 2017 and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on January 11, 2018. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4752, January 2018, entitled Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Belarus, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates: Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1349, 1352, and 1357 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: January 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–00737 Filed 1–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1026] Certain Audio Processing Hardware, Software, and Products Containing the Same; Commission Determination To Review-in-Part the Final Initial Determination; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to reviewin-part the final initial determination (‘‘ID’’) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) on October 26, 2017, finding no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. The Commission requests certain briefing from the parties on the issues under review, as indicated in this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 12 / Thursday, January 18, 2018 / Notices 205–2737. 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 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. The Commission instituted this investigation on October 25, 2016, based on a complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corp. of Bohemia, New York (‘‘Andrea’’). 81 FR 73418 (Oct. 25, 2016). The complaint alleges violations of section 337 by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,049,607 (‘‘the ’607 patent’’), U.S. Patent No. 6,363,345 (‘‘the ’345 patent’’), and U.S. Patent No. 6,377,637 (‘‘the ’637 patent’’). The Commission’s notice of investigation named the following respondents: Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California (‘‘Apple’’); and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea, and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey (collectively, ‘‘Samsung’’). The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) is also a party in this investigation. Samsung was previously terminated from the investigation. All asserted claims of the ’607 and ’637 patents were also previously terminated from the investigation. On October 26, 2017, the ALJ issued her final ID finding no violation of section 337 by Apple for the ’345 patent. Specifically, the final ID found that Andrea does not have standing to assert the ’345 patent, the accused products do not infringe the ’345 patent, and Andrea has not met the domestic industry requirements. On November 8, 2017, Andrea and OUII each filed timely petitions for review of the final ID. That same day, Apple filed a contingent petition for review of the final ID. On November 16, 2017, the parties each filed a timely response to the petitions for review. On November 27, 2017, the private parties filed their public interest comments pursuant to Commission Rule 210.50. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jan 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 No public interest comments were received from the public. Having examined the record of this investigation, including the ALJ’s final ID, the petitions for review, and the responses thereto, the Commission has determined to review-in-part the final ID. Specifically, the Commission has determined to review the ID’s findings on (1) standing, (2) infringement, (3) invalidity, (4) inequitable conduct, and (5) domestic industry. The parties are invited to brief their responses to the following question only, with reference to the applicable law and the evidentiary record. 1. Is a determination on whether a licensee is subject to an exclusive license necessary to reach the ‘‘all substantial rights’’ analysis? Are the factors set forth in Azure Networks, LLC v. CSR PLC, 771 F.3d 1336 (Fed. Cir. 2014), judgment vacated on other grounds, CSR PLC et.al. v. Azure Networks, 135 S. Ct. 1846, 2015 W1 582818 (Apr. 20, 2015), relevant to the question of standing raised in this investigation? The parties are not to brief other issues on review, which are adequately presented in the parties’ existing filings. At this time, the Commission is not requesting written submissions on remedy, public interest, or bonding. Written Submissions: Each party’s written submission responding to the above questions and any response to the initial submissions should be no more than 20 pages. The written submissions must be filed no later than close of business on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Reply submissions must be filed no later than the close of business on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. No further submissions on these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission. 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 Commission Rule 210.4(f), 19 CFR 210.4(f). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (‘‘Inv. No. 1026’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures,https:// www.usitc.gov/secretary/documents/ handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2671 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 information, including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this Investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel, solely for cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. All non-confidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS. 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: January 11, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–00736 Filed 1–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA–392] Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Chemtos, LLC ACTION: Notice of application. Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the issuance of the proposed registration on or before March 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: Drug Enforcement Administration, Attention: DEA Federal Register Representative/DRW, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152. DATES: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1026]


Certain Audio Processing Hardware, Software, and Products 
Containing the Same; Commission Determination To Review-in-Part the 
Final Initial Determination; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on 
the Issues Under Review

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 review-in-part the final initial 
determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge 
(``ALJ'') on October 26, 2017, finding no violation of section 337 of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. The Commission requests certain 
briefing from the parties on the issues under review, as indicated in 
this notice.

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

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205-2737. 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 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 October 25, 2016, based on a complaint filed by Andrea Electronics 
Corp. of Bohemia, New York (``Andrea''). 81 FR 73418 (Oct. 25, 2016). 
The complaint alleges violations of section 337 by reason of 
infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,049,607 (``the '607 
patent''), U.S. Patent No. 6,363,345 (``the '345 patent''), and U.S. 
Patent No. 6,377,637 (``the '637 patent''). The Commission's notice of 
investigation named the following respondents: Apple Inc. of Cupertino, 
California (``Apple''); and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Gyeonggi-
do, Republic of Korea, and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of 
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey (collectively, ``Samsung''). The Office of 
Unfair Import Investigations (``OUII'') is also a party in this 
investigation. Samsung was previously terminated from the 
investigation. All asserted claims of the '607 and '637 patents were 
also previously terminated from the investigation.
    On October 26, 2017, the ALJ issued her final ID finding no 
violation of section 337 by Apple for the '345 patent. Specifically, 
the final ID found that Andrea does not have standing to assert the 
'345 patent, the accused products do not infringe the '345 patent, and 
Andrea has not met the domestic industry requirements.
    On November 8, 2017, Andrea and OUII each filed timely petitions 
for review of the final ID. That same day, Apple filed a contingent 
petition for review of the final ID. On November 16, 2017, the parties 
each filed a timely response to the petitions for review. On November 
27, 2017, the private parties filed their public interest comments 
pursuant to Commission Rule 210.50. No public interest comments were 
received from the public.
    Having examined the record of this investigation, including the 
ALJ's final ID, the petitions for review, and the responses thereto, 
the Commission has determined to review-in-part the final ID. 
Specifically, the Commission has determined to review the ID's findings 
on (1) standing, (2) infringement, (3) invalidity, (4) inequitable 
conduct, and (5) domestic industry.
    The parties are invited to brief their responses to the following 
question only, with reference to the applicable law and the evidentiary 
record.

    1. Is a determination on whether a licensee is subject to an 
exclusive license necessary to reach the ``all substantial rights'' 
analysis? Are the factors set forth in Azure Networks, LLC v. CSR 
PLC, 771 F.3d 1336 (Fed. Cir. 2014), judgment vacated on other 
grounds, CSR PLC et.al. v. Azure Networks, 135 S. Ct. 1846, 2015 W1 
582818 (Apr. 20, 2015), relevant to the question of standing raised 
in this investigation?

    The parties are not to brief other issues on review, which are 
adequately presented in the parties' existing filings. At this time, 
the Commission is not requesting written submissions on remedy, public 
interest, or bonding.
    Written Submissions: Each party's written submission responding to 
the above questions and any response to the initial submissions should 
be no more than 20 pages. The written submissions must be filed no 
later than close of business on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Reply 
submissions must be filed no later than the close of business on 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018. No further submissions on these issues 
will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission.
    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 Commission Rule 210.4(f), 19 CFR 210.4(f). Submissions 
should refer to the investigation number (``Inv. No. 1026'') in a 
prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook 
for Electronic Filing Procedures,https://www.usitc.gov/secretary/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf). 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 
information, including confidential business information and documents 
for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the 
Commission for purposes of this Investigation may be disclosed to and 
used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract 
personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a 
related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, 
and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of 
the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. 
government employees and contract personnel, solely for cybersecurity 
purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure 
agreements. All non-confidential written submissions will be available 
for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.
    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: January 11, 2018.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
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