Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest, 47641-47642 [2018-20429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 183 / Thursday, September 20, 2018 / Notices Issued: September 14, 2018. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–20441 Filed 9–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–944 (Enforcement Proceeding)] Certain Network Devices, Related Software and Components Thereof (I): Commission Decision To Terminate the Enforcement Proceeding Based on Settlement U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to grant the private parties’ joint motion to terminate the enforcement proceeding based on settlement. The enforcement proceeding is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Pitcher Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 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 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 the underlying investigation on January 27, 2015, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Cisco Systems, Inc. (‘‘Cisco’’) of San Jose, California. 80 FR 4314–15 (Jan. 27, 2015). 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 network devices, related software and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Sep 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 of U.S. Patent No. 7,162,537 (‘‘the ’537 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 8,356,296 (‘‘the ’296 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 7,290,164 (‘‘the ’164 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 7,340,597 (‘‘the ’597 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 6,741,592 (‘‘the ’592 patent’’); and U.S. Patent No. 7,200,145 (‘‘the ’145 patent’’), and alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The ’296 patent was withdrawn from the investigation. The notice of investigation named Arista Networks, Inc. (‘‘Arista’’) of Santa Clara, California as the respondent. A Commission investigative attorney participated in the investigation. On June 23, 2016, the Commission found that a Section 337 violation had occurred as to the ’537, ’592, and ’145 patents and therefore issued a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order (‘‘CDO’’) against Arista. 81 FR 42375–76 (June 29, 2016). On August 26, 2016, Cisco filed an enforcement complaint alleging that Arista had violated the June 23, 2016 CDO by reason of infringement of the ’537 patent. The Commission instituted this enforcement proceeding on October 4, 2016, based on Cisco’s complaint. 81 FR 68455 (Oct. 4, 2016). On August 24, 2018, Cisco and Arista filed a joint motion to terminate the enforcement proceeding based on settlement. The motion includes both confidential and public versions of a binding term sheet, and the parties represent that there are no other agreements, written or oral, express or implied between them concerning the subject matter of the proceeding. The parties also contend that the termination of the investigation would not adversely affect the public interest. The Commission has determined to grant the joint motion. The Commission finds that the private parties have complied with the Commission’s Rules, and that termination of the enforcement proceeding would not adversely affect the public interest. The proceeding is terminated. 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: September 17, 2018. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–20473 Filed 9–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47641 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain LTE- and 3G-Compliant Cellular Communications Devices, DN 3342; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and 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 United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (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 has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to § 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of INVT SPE LLC on September 14, 2018. 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 LTE- and 3Gcompliant cellular communications devices. The complaint names as respondents: Apple Inc. of Cupertino, CA; HTC Corporation of China; HTC America, Inc. of Seattle, Washington; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 47642 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 183 / Thursday, September 20, 2018 / Notices ZTE Corporation of China; and ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, TX. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, cease and desist order or orders, and impose a bond during the 60-day 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 § 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 on the public interest must be filed no later than by close of business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Any written submissions on other issues should be filed no later than by close of business nine calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Complainant may file a reply to any written submission no later than the date on which complainant’s reply would be due VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Sep 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 under § 210.8(c)(2) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(c)(2)). 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. 3342’’) 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of §§ 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: September 14, 2018. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–20429 Filed 9–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on September 10, 2018, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, DHD Audio GmbH, Leipzig, GERMANY; and Philip Soares (individual member), Bellevue, WA, have been added as parties to this venture. Also, Univision, Teaneck, NJ; SuperSport, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA; Xytech Systems Corporation, Mission Hills, CA; Iain Collins (individual member), London, UNITED KINGDOM; and Keith Ian Graham (individual member), San Jose, CA, have withdrawn as parties to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On March 28, 2000, Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on June 29, 2000 (65 FR 40127). The last notification was filed with the Department on June 22, 2018. A notice was published in the Federal E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION


Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating 
to the Public Interest

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 received a complaint entitled Certain LTE- and 3G-
Compliant Cellular Communications Devices, DN 3342; the Commission is 
soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the 
complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the 
Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of 
the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document 
Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and 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 United States International Trade 
Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this 
investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document 
Information System (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 has received a complaint and 
a submission pursuant to Sec.  210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of INVT SPE LLC on September 14, 
2018. 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 LTE- and 3G-compliant cellular communications 
devices. The complaint names as respondents: Apple Inc. of Cupertino, 
CA; HTC Corporation of China; HTC America, Inc. of Seattle, Washington;

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ZTE Corporation of China; and ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, TX. The 
complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion 
order, cease and desist order or orders, and impose a bond during the 
60-day 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 Sec.  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 on the public interest must be filed no later 
than by close of business, eight calendar days after the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be 
further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the 
issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Any 
written submissions on other issues should be filed no later than by 
close of business nine calendar days after the date of publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register. Complainant may file a reply to 
any written submission no later than the date on which complainant's 
reply would be due under Sec.  210.8(c)(2) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(c)(2)).
    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 Sec.  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. 3342'') 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).
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    \1\ Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf.
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    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\
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    \2\ All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure 
agreements.
    \3\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): https://edis.usitc.gov.
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    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 Sec. Sec.  
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: September 14, 2018.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
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