Certain Solid State Storage Drives, Stacked Electronics Components, and Products Containing Same; Institution of Investigation, 3771-3772 [2018-01378]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 18 / Friday, January 26, 2018 / Notices 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. By order of the Commission. Issued: January 19, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–01379 Filed 1–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–18–004] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: January 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Room 100, 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. No. 731–TA–709 (Fourth Review)(Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Germany). 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Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 21, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of BiTMICRO, LLC of Reston,Virginia. An amended complaint was filed on January 9, 2018. A supplement to the amended complaint was filed on January 18, 2018. The amended 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 solid state storage drives, stacked electronics components, and products containing same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,826,243 (‘‘the ’243 Patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 6,529,416 (‘‘the ’416 Patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 9,135,190 (‘‘the ’190 Patent’’); and U.S. Patent No. 8,093,103 (‘‘the ’103 Patent’’). The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The amended 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pathenia M. Proctor, The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2560. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3771 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2017). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the amended complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on January 19, 2018, 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 solid state storage drives, stacked electronics components, and products containing same by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1, 2, 11, and 12 of the ’243 Patent; claims 1–20 of the ’416 Patent; claims 1–101 of the ’190 Patent; and claims 12 and 16 of the ’103 Patent; and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) Notwithstanding any Commission Rules that would otherwise apply, the presiding Administrative Law Judge shall hold an early evidentiary hearing, find facts, and issue an early decision, as to whether the complainant has satisfied the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement. Any such decision shall be in the form of an initial determination (ID). Petitions for review of such an ID shall be due five calendar days after service of the ID; any replies shall be due three business days after service of a petition. The ID will become the Commission’s final determination 30 days after the date of service of the ID unless the Commission determines to review the ID. Any such review will be conducted in accordance with Commission Rules 210.43, 210.44, and 210.45, 19 CFR 210.43, 210.44, and 210.45. The Commission expects the issuance of an early ID relating to the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement within 100 days of institution, except that the presiding ALJ may grant a limited extension of the ID for good cause shown. The issuance of an early ID finding that complainant does not satisfy the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement shall stay the investigation unless the Commission orders otherwise; any other decision shall not stay the investigation or delay the issuance of a final ID covering the other issues of the investigation; (3) 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 or other E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 3772 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 18 / Friday, January 26, 2018 / Notices 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) (4) 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 complainant is: BiTMICRO, LLC, 11921 Freedom Drive, Suite 550, Reston, VA 20190. (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: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 129 Samsung-Ro, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., 3655 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134 Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 SK Hynix Inc., 2091, Gyeongchungdaero, Bubal-eub Icheon-si, Gyeonggido, Republic of Korea SK Hynix America Inc., 3101 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134 Dell Inc., 1 Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78664 Dell Technologies Inc., 1 Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78664 Lenovo Group Ltd., No. 6 Chuang Ye Road, Shangdi Information Industry Base, Haidan District, Beijing, China 100085 Lenovo (United States) Inc., 1009 Think Place, Morrisville, NC 27560 HP Inc., 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304 ASUSTeK Computer Inc., No. 15, Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan ASUS Computer International, 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539 Acer Inc., 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Road Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan Acer America Corp., 333 West San Carlos Street, Suite 1500, San Jose, CA 95110 VAIO Corporation, 5432 Toyoshina, Azumino, Japan 399–8282 Transcosmos America Inc., 879 West 190th Street, Suite 1050, Gardena, CA 90248 (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and (5) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge. Responses to the amended 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. By order of the Commission. Issued: January 19, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. 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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1097]


Certain Solid State Storage Drives, Stacked Electronics 
Components, and Products Containing 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 December 21, 2017, under section 
337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of BiTMICRO, LLC 
of Reston,Virginia. An amended complaint was filed on January 9, 2018. 
A supplement to the amended complaint was filed on January 18, 2018. 
The amended 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 solid state 
storage drives, stacked electronics components, and products containing 
same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,826,243 (``the '243 
Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,529,416 (``the '416 Patent''); U.S. Patent 
No. 9,135,190 (``the '190 Patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,093,103 
(``the '103 Patent''). The amended complaint further alleges that an 
industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable 
Federal Statute.
    The complainant requests that the Commission institute an 
investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion 
order and cease and desist orders.

ADDRESSES: The amended 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pathenia M. Proctor, The Office of 
Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 
telephone (202) 205-2560.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation 
is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 
19 U.S.C. 1337 and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2017).

    Scope of Investigation: Having considered the amended complaint, 
the U.S. International Trade Commission, on January 19, 2018, 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 solid state 
storage drives, stacked electronics components, and products containing 
same by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1, 2, 11, and 
12 of the '243 Patent; claims 1-20 of the '416 Patent; claims 1-101 of 
the '190 Patent; and claims 12 and 16 of the '103 Patent; and whether 
an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection 
(a)(2) of section 337;
    (2) Notwithstanding any Commission Rules that would otherwise 
apply, the presiding Administrative Law Judge shall hold an early 
evidentiary hearing, find facts, and issue an early decision, as to 
whether the complainant has satisfied the economic prong of the 
domestic industry requirement. Any such decision shall be in the form 
of an initial determination (ID). Petitions for review of such an ID 
shall be due five calendar days after service of the ID; any replies 
shall be due three business days after service of a petition. The ID 
will become the Commission's final determination 30 days after the date 
of service of the ID unless the Commission determines to review the ID. 
Any such review will be conducted in accordance with Commission Rules 
210.43, 210.44, and 210.45, 19 CFR 210.43, 210.44, and 210.45. The 
Commission expects the issuance of an early ID relating to the economic 
prong of the domestic industry requirement within 100 days of 
institution, except that the presiding ALJ may grant a limited 
extension of the ID for good cause shown. The issuance of an early ID 
finding that complainant does not satisfy the economic prong of the 
domestic industry requirement shall stay the investigation unless the 
Commission orders otherwise; any other decision shall not stay the 
investigation or delay the issuance of a final ID covering the other 
issues of the investigation;
    (3) 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 or other

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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)
    (4) 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 complainant is: BiTMICRO, LLC, 11921 Freedom Drive, Suite 
550, Reston, VA 20190.
    (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:

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 129 Samsung-Ro, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon, 
Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., 3655 North First Street, San Jose, CA 
95134
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, 
NJ 07660
SK Hynix Inc., 2091, Gyeongchung-daero, Bubal-eub Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-
do, Republic of Korea
SK Hynix America Inc., 3101 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134
Dell Inc., 1 Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78664
Dell Technologies Inc., 1 Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78664
Lenovo Group Ltd., No. 6 Chuang Ye Road, Shangdi Information Industry 
Base, Haidan District, Beijing, China 100085
Lenovo (United States) Inc., 1009 Think Place, Morrisville, NC 27560
HP Inc., 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 
94304
ASUSTeK Computer Inc., No. 15, Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan
ASUS Computer International, 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539
Acer Inc., 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Road Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, 
Taiwan
Acer America Corp., 333 West San Carlos Street, Suite 1500, San Jose, 
CA 95110
VAIO Corporation, 5432 Toyoshina, Azumino, Japan 399-8282
Transcosmos America Inc., 879 West 190th Street, Suite 1050, Gardena, 
CA 90248

    (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International 
Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and
    (5) 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 amended 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.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: January 19, 2018.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
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