Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination To Affirm an Initial Determination Granting Respondents' Motions for Summary Determination of Non-Infringement; Finding of No Violation of Section 337; Termination of the Investigation, 24182-24183 [2019-10848]

Download as PDF 24182 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 101 / Friday, May 24, 2019 / Notices is made normally through a notice of appearance. Id. No party petitioned for review. The Commission has determined not to review the ID. The notice of investigation and complaint are amended. 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: May 20, 2019. Katherine Hiner, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–10852 Filed 5–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1106] Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination To Affirm an Initial Determination Granting Respondents’ Motions for Summary Determination of Non-Infringement; Finding of No Violation of Section 337; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to affirm the initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 40) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting certain respondents’ respective motions for summary determination of noninfringement. Accordingly, the Commission has determined to find no violation of section 337. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2310. 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. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 May 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 March 29, 2018, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan; Canon U.S.A. Inc. of Melville, New York; and Canon Virginia, Inc. of Newport News, Virginia (collectively, ‘‘Canon’’). 83 FR 13516– 17. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘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 toner cartridges and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,746,826; 9,836,026; 9,841,727 (‘‘the ’727 patent’’); 9,841,728 (‘‘the ’728 patent’’); 9,841,729; 9,857,764; 9,857,765; 9,869,960; and 9,874,846. The Commission’s notice of investigation named numerous respondents, including: Ninestar Corporation and Ninestar Image Tech Limited, both of Guangdong, China; Ninestar Technology Company, Ltd. of City of Industry, California; and Static Control Components, Inc. of Stanford, North Carolina (collectively, ‘‘Ninestar’’); Print-Rite N.A., Inc. of La Vergne, Tennessee; Union Technology International (M.C.O.) Co. Ltd. of Rodrigues, Macau; Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Co. Ltd. of Zhuhai, China; The Supplies Guys, Inc. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and LD Products, Inc. of Long Beach, California (collectively, ‘‘Print-Rite’’); and Aster Graphics, Inc. of Placentia, California; Aster Graphics Co., Ltd. of Guangdong, China; and Jiangxi Yibo E-tech Co., Ltd. of Jiangxi, China (collectively, ‘‘Aster’’; all collectively, ‘‘the active respondents’’). The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) is also a party to the investigation. The ’727 and ’728 patents have been terminated from the investigation. See Order No. 18 (June 28, 2018), unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (July 23, 2018). All other respondents have been found in default or terminated from the investigation based on withdrawal of Canon’s allegations as to those respondents. See, e.g., Order No. 11 (May 2, 2018) (ID finding eleven respondents in default); unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (May 23, 2018); Order PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 No. 30 (Oct. 22, 2018) (ID terminating the investigation as to a single respondent); unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (Nov. 19, 2018). Specifically, the following thirty-five respondents have been found in default: Arlington Industries, Inc. of Waukegan, Illinois; Ourway US Inc. of City of Industry, California; Print After Print, Inc. d/b/a OutOfToner.com of Phoenix, Arizona; GPC Trading Co. Limited d/b/a GPC Image of Kowloon, Hong Kong; ACM Technologies, Inc. of Corona, California; Ourway Image Tech. Co., Ltd., Ourway Image Co., Ltd., and Zhuhai Aowei Electronics Co., Ltd., all of Zhuhai, China; Acecom, Inc.—San Antonio d/b/ a InkSell.com of San Antonio, Texas; Bluedog Distribution Inc. of Hollywood, Florida; i8 International, Inc. d/b/a Ink4Work.com of City of Industry, California; Ink Technologies Printer Supplies, LLC of Dayton, Ohio; Linkyo Corp. d/b/a SuperMediaStore.com of La Puente, California; CLT Computers, Inc. d/b/a Multiwave and MWave of Walnut, California; Imaging Supplies Investors, LLC d/b/a SuppliesOutlet.com, SuppliesWholesalers.com, and OnlineTechStores.com of Reno, Nevada; Online Tech Stores, LLC d/b/a SuppliesOutlet.com, SuppliesWholesalers.com, and OnlineTechStores.com of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Fairland, LLC d/b/a ProPrint of Anaheim Hills, California; 9010–8077 Quebec Inc. d/b/a Zeetoner of Quebec, Canada; World Class Ink Supply, Inc. of Woodbury, New Jersey; EIS Office Solutions, Inc. and Zinyaw LLC d/b/a TonerPirate.com, both of Houston, Texas; eReplacements, LLC of Grapevine, Texas; Garvey’s Office Products, Inc. of Niles, Illinois; Master Print Supplies, Inc. d/b/a HQ Products of Burlingame, California; Reliable Imaging Computer Products, Inc. of Northridge, California; Frontier Imaging Inc. of Compton, California; Hong Kong BoZe Company Limited d/b/a Greensky of New Kowloon, Hong Kong; Apex Excel Limited d/b/a ShopAt247 of Rowland Heights, California; Billiontree Technology USA Inc. d/b/a Toner Kingdom of City of Industry, California; Kuhlmann Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Precision Roller of Phoenix, Arizona; FTrade Inc. d/b/a ValueToner of Staten Island, New York; V4INK, Inc. of Ontario, California; Do It Wiser LLC d/ b/a Image Toner of Alpharetta, Georgia; Global Cartridges of Burlingame, California; and Kingway Image Co., Ltd. d/b/a Zhu Hai Kingway Image Co., Ltd. of Zhuhai, China. On November 28, 2018, Print-Rite and Aster each moved for summary determination that their respective E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 101 / Friday, May 24, 2019 / Notices accused products do not infringe the asserted patents. On the same date, Ninestar filed an unopposed motion for leave to file a motion for summary determination that its accused products do not infringe the asserted patents. All of the active respondents’ motions were contingent on the ALJ construing the asserted claims to require a pivotable coupling member. Also, on the same date, Canon moved for summary determination of infringement with respect to all of the respondents’ accused products, both active and defaulting. Canon’s motion was contingent on the ALJ construing the asserted claims to require a coupling member that does not need to pivot or incline. On December 10, 2018, Canon stated in its response to the two pending summary determination motions that it would not oppose the motions if the ALJ construed the asserted claims to require a pivotable coupling member. On the same date, OUII filed a response supporting all of the motions for summary determination of noninfringement, including Ninestar’s motion for leave to file its motion for summary determination of noninfringement. On February 28, 2019, the ALJ issued her Markman Order (Order No. 38) construing the asserted claims to require a pivotable coupling member. On March 6, 2019, Ninestar moved, based on the Markman Order’s claim construction, for summary determination of noninfringement. On March 8, 2019, Canon stated in its response to Ninestar’s motion that it would not oppose the motion based on the Markman Order. On March 13, 2019, the ALJ issued the subject ID (Order No. 40) granting each motion for summary determination of non-infringement. In the subject ID, the ALJ also denied Canon’s motion for summary determination of infringement as moot. On March 25, 2019, Canon and the Active Respondents each petitioned for review of the subject ID. On April 1, 2019, Canon and the Active Respondents each filed a response in opposition to the other party’s petition for review. On the same date, OUII filed a response in opposition to each petition for review. On May 6, 2019, the Commission determined to review the ID and the underlying Markman Order in their entirety and requested the parties to respond to certain questions concerning the issues under review. On May 14, 2019, Canon filed its written submission in response to the Commission questions. Canon stated that it does not seek relief against the defaulting respondents unless the Markman VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 May 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 Order’s construction requiring a pivotable coupling member is modified. Having reviewed the record of the investigation, including Order No. 40 and the Markman Order, the parties’ briefing, and Canon’s response, the Commission has determined to affirm the subject ID. Accordingly, the Commission finds no violation of section 337. The investigation 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. 24183 The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States of America v. BKF Capital Group, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3– 11242. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By order of the Commission. Issued: May 20, 2019. Katherine Hiner, Acting Secretary to the Commission. By mail ......... [FR Doc. 2019–10848 Filed 5–23–19; 8:45 am] During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ– ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $4.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy without the appendix and signature pages, the cost is $3.00. BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act On May 17, 2019, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in the lawsuit entitled United States of America v. BKF Capital Group, Inc., Civil Action No. 8:18–cv–01863–VMC– TGW. The Consent Decree resolves the United States’ claims set forth in its complaint against BKF Capital Group, Inc. (‘‘Defendant’’) for cost recovery under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’) relating to the release or threatened release of hazardous substances into the environment at Cattle Dipping Vat A (Site No. OT–59A) in Polk County, Florida, and Cattle Dipping Vats C and D (Site Nos. 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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1106]


Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof; Notice of a 
Commission Determination To Affirm an Initial Determination Granting 
Respondents' Motions for Summary Determination of Non-Infringement; 
Finding of No Violation of Section 337; Termination of the 
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 determined to affirm the initial determination (``ID'') 
(Order No. 40) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') 
granting certain respondents' respective motions for summary 
determination of non-infringement. Accordingly, the Commission has 
determined to find no violation of section 337. The investigation is 
terminated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. 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 March 29, 2018, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Canon Inc. 
of Tokyo, Japan; Canon U.S.A. Inc. of Melville, New York; and Canon 
Virginia, Inc. of Newport News, Virginia (collectively, ``Canon''). 83 
FR 13516-17. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``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 
toner cartridges and components thereof by reason of infringement of 
certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,746,826; 9,836,026; 9,841,727 
(``the '727 patent''); 9,841,728 (``the '728 patent''); 9,841,729; 
9,857,764; 9,857,765; 9,869,960; and 9,874,846. The Commission's notice 
of investigation named numerous respondents, including: Ninestar 
Corporation and Ninestar Image Tech Limited, both of Guangdong, China; 
Ninestar Technology Company, Ltd. of City of Industry, California; and 
Static Control Components, Inc. of Stanford, North Carolina 
(collectively, ``Ninestar''); Print-Rite N.A., Inc. of La Vergne, 
Tennessee; Union Technology International (M.C.O.) Co. Ltd. of 
Rodrigues, Macau; Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Co. Ltd. of Zhuhai, 
China; The Supplies Guys, Inc. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and LD 
Products, Inc. of Long Beach, California (collectively, ``Print-
Rite''); and Aster Graphics, Inc. of Placentia, California; Aster 
Graphics Co., Ltd. of Guangdong, China; and Jiangxi Yibo E-tech Co., 
Ltd. of Jiangxi, China (collectively, ``Aster''; all collectively, 
``the active respondents''). The Office of Unfair Import Investigations 
(``OUII'') is also a party to the investigation. The '727 and '728 
patents have been terminated from the investigation. See Order No. 18 
(June 28, 2018), unreviewed by Comm'n Notice (July 23, 2018).
    All other respondents have been found in default or terminated from 
the investigation based on withdrawal of Canon's allegations as to 
those respondents. See, e.g., Order No. 11 (May 2, 2018) (ID finding 
eleven respondents in default); unreviewed by Comm'n Notice (May 23, 
2018); Order No. 30 (Oct. 22, 2018) (ID terminating the investigation 
as to a single respondent); unreviewed by Comm'n Notice (Nov. 19, 
2018). Specifically, the following thirty-five respondents have been 
found in default: Arlington Industries, Inc. of Waukegan, Illinois; 
Ourway US Inc. of City of Industry, California; Print After Print, Inc. 
d/b/a OutOfToner.com of Phoenix, Arizona; GPC Trading Co. Limited d/b/a 
GPC Image of Kowloon, Hong Kong; ACM Technologies, Inc. of Corona, 
California; Ourway Image Tech. Co., Ltd., Ourway Image Co., Ltd., and 
Zhuhai Aowei Electronics Co., Ltd., all of Zhuhai, China; Acecom, 
Inc.--San Antonio d/b/a InkSell.com of San Antonio, Texas; Bluedog 
Distribution Inc. of Hollywood, Florida; i8 International, Inc. d/b/a 
Ink4Work.com of City of Industry, California; Ink Technologies Printer 
Supplies, LLC of Dayton, Ohio; Linkyo Corp. d/b/a SuperMediaStore.com 
of La Puente, California; CLT Computers, Inc. d/b/a Multiwave and MWave 
of Walnut, California; Imaging Supplies Investors, LLC d/b/a 
SuppliesOutlet.com, SuppliesWholesalers.com, and OnlineTechStores.com 
of Reno, Nevada; Online Tech Stores, LLC d/b/a SuppliesOutlet.com, 
SuppliesWholesalers.com, and OnlineTechStores.com of Grand Rapids, 
Michigan; Fairland, LLC d/b/a ProPrint of Anaheim Hills, California; 
9010-8077 Quebec Inc. d/b/a Zeetoner of Quebec, Canada; World Class Ink 
Supply, Inc. of Woodbury, New Jersey; EIS Office Solutions, Inc. and 
Zinyaw LLC d/b/a TonerPirate.com, both of Houston, Texas; 
eReplacements, LLC of Grapevine, Texas; Garvey's Office Products, Inc. 
of Niles, Illinois; Master Print Supplies, Inc. d/b/a HQ Products of 
Burlingame, California; Reliable Imaging Computer Products, Inc. of 
Northridge, California; Frontier Imaging Inc. of Compton, California; 
Hong Kong BoZe Company Limited d/b/a Greensky of New Kowloon, Hong 
Kong; Apex Excel Limited d/b/a ShopAt247 of Rowland Heights, 
California; Billiontree Technology USA Inc. d/b/a Toner Kingdom of City 
of Industry, California; Kuhlmann Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Precision 
Roller of Phoenix, Arizona; FTrade Inc. d/b/a ValueToner of Staten 
Island, New York; V4INK, Inc. of Ontario, California; Do It Wiser LLC 
d/b/a Image Toner of Alpharetta, Georgia; Global Cartridges of 
Burlingame, California; and Kingway Image Co., Ltd. d/b/a Zhu Hai 
Kingway Image Co., Ltd. of Zhuhai, China.
    On November 28, 2018, Print-Rite and Aster each moved for summary 
determination that their respective

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accused products do not infringe the asserted patents. On the same 
date, Ninestar filed an unopposed motion for leave to file a motion for 
summary determination that its accused products do not infringe the 
asserted patents. All of the active respondents' motions were 
contingent on the ALJ construing the asserted claims to require a 
pivotable coupling member. Also, on the same date, Canon moved for 
summary determination of infringement with respect to all of the 
respondents' accused products, both active and defaulting. Canon's 
motion was contingent on the ALJ construing the asserted claims to 
require a coupling member that does not need to pivot or incline. On 
December 10, 2018, Canon stated in its response to the two pending 
summary determination motions that it would not oppose the motions if 
the ALJ construed the asserted claims to require a pivotable coupling 
member. On the same date, OUII filed a response supporting all of the 
motions for summary determination of non-infringement, including 
Ninestar's motion for leave to file its motion for summary 
determination of non-infringement.
    On February 28, 2019, the ALJ issued her Markman Order (Order No. 
38) construing the asserted claims to require a pivotable coupling 
member. On March 6, 2019, Ninestar moved, based on the Markman Order's 
claim construction, for summary determination of non-infringement. On 
March 8, 2019, Canon stated in its response to Ninestar's motion that 
it would not oppose the motion based on the Markman Order.
    On March 13, 2019, the ALJ issued the subject ID (Order No. 40) 
granting each motion for summary determination of non-infringement. In 
the subject ID, the ALJ also denied Canon's motion for summary 
determination of infringement as moot. On March 25, 2019, Canon and the 
Active Respondents each petitioned for review of the subject ID. On 
April 1, 2019, Canon and the Active Respondents each filed a response 
in opposition to the other party's petition for review. On the same 
date, OUII filed a response in opposition to each petition for review.
    On May 6, 2019, the Commission determined to review the ID and the 
underlying Markman Order in their entirety and requested the parties to 
respond to certain questions concerning the issues under review. On May 
14, 2019, Canon filed its written submission in response to the 
Commission questions. Canon stated that it does not seek relief against 
the defaulting respondents unless the Markman Order's construction 
requiring a pivotable coupling member is modified.
    Having reviewed the record of the investigation, including Order 
No. 40 and the Markman Order, the parties' briefing, and Canon's 
response, the Commission has determined to affirm the subject ID. 
Accordingly, the Commission finds no violation of section 337. The 
investigation 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: May 20, 2019.
Katherine Hiner,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
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