Certain Reload Cartridges for Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants' Unopposed Motion To Amend the Complaint, Case Caption, and Notice of Investigation, 65174 [2019-25682]

Download as PDF 65174 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2019 / Notices of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)).3 Notice of the scheduling of the final 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 June 17, 2019 (84 FR 28069). The hearing was held in Washington, DC on October 3, 2019, 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 November 21, 2019. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4992 (November 2019), entitled Strontium Chromate from Austria and France: Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1422–1423 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 21, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–25666 Filed 11–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1100] Certain Reload Cartridges for Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants’ Unopposed Motion To Amend the Complaint, Case Caption, and Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 14) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting an unopposed motion to amend the complaint, case caption, and notice of investigation in the above-captioned investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin S. Richards, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–5453. Copies of non-confidential SUMMARY: 3 84 FR 22438 and 84 FR 22443 (May 17, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Nov 25, 2019 Jkt 250001 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: On July 5, 2019, by publication in the Federal Register, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a complaint filed by Ethicon LLC of Guaynabo, PR; Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ethicon US, LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio (collectively ‘‘Ethicon’’). 84 FR 32220 (July 5, 2019). The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, based on the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain reload cartridges for laparoscopic surgical staplers by reason of infringement of one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,844,379; 9,844,369; 7,490,749; 8,479,969; and 9,113,874. Id. The Commission’s notice of investigation names the following as respondents: Intuitive Surgical Inc., of Sunnyvale, CA; Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc., of Sunnyvale, CA; Intuitive Surgical Holdings, LLC, of Sunnyvale, CA; and Intuitive Surgical S. De R.L. De C.V. of Mexicali, Mexico. Id. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations is not participating in this investigation. Id. On September 24, 2019, Ethicon moved for leave to amend the complaint, case caption, and notice of investigation. The complaint originally identified the accused products as ‘‘laparoscopic surgical staplers, associated reload cartridges, and components thereof’’ and was titled ‘‘Certain Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers, Reload Cartridges, and Components Thereof,’’ but was modified by Ethicon prior to institution to remove staplers and stapler components from the description of accused products and the case caption. Ethicon’s motion sought to reincorporate staplers and stapler components into the description of the accused products and the case caption. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On October 23, 2019, the ALJ issued Order No. 14, the subject ID, granting Ethicon’s motion. The ALJ found that Ethicon’s motion was supported by good cause and that the proposed amendments would not unnecessarily prejudice the public interest or the rights of the parties to the investigation. No petitions for review were filed. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. From this point forward, the caption for this investigation shall be ‘‘Certain Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers, Reload Cartridges, and Components Thereof.’’ 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 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 21, 2019. William Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–25682 Filed 11–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division United States v. Symrise AG, et al. Proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. 16(b)–(h), that a proposed Final Judgment, Stipulation, and Competitive Impact Statement have been filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in United States of America v. Symrise AG, et al., Civil Action No. 1:19–cv–03263. On October 30, 2019, the United States filed a Complaint alleging that Symrise AG’s proposed acquisition of IDF Holdco, Inc. and ADF Holdco, Inc.’s chicken-based food ingredients business would violate Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18. The proposed Final Judgment, filed at the same time as the Complaint, requires Symrise AG to divest its Banks County facility in Georgia that manufactures and sells chicken-based food ingredients. Copies of the Complaint, proposed Final Judgment, and Competitive Impact Statement are available for inspection on the Antitrust Division’s website at http://www.justice.gov/atr and at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Copies of these materials may be obtained from the Antitrust Division E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1100]


Certain Reload Cartridges for Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers; 
Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial 
Determination Granting Complainants' Unopposed Motion To Amend the 
Complaint, Case Caption, and Notice of 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 not to review an initial determination 
(``ID'') (Order No. 14) of the presiding administrative law judge 
(``ALJ'') granting an unopposed motion to amend the complaint, case 
caption, and notice of investigation in the above-captioned 
investigation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin S. Richards, Esq., Office of 
the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5453. 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: On July 5, 2019, by publication in the 
Federal Register, the Commission instituted this investigation based on 
a complaint filed by Ethicon LLC of Guaynabo, PR; Ethicon Endo-Surgery, 
Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ethicon US, LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio 
(collectively ``Ethicon''). 84 FR 32220 (July 5, 2019). The complaint 
alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, based on the importation into the United 
States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States 
after importation of certain reload cartridges for laparoscopic 
surgical staplers by reason of infringement of one or more claims of 
U.S. Patent Nos. 9,844,379; 9,844,369; 7,490,749; 8,479,969; and 
9,113,874. Id. The Commission's notice of investigation names the 
following as respondents: Intuitive Surgical Inc., of Sunnyvale, CA; 
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc., of Sunnyvale, CA; Intuitive 
Surgical Holdings, LLC, of Sunnyvale, CA; and Intuitive Surgical S. De 
R.L. De C.V. of Mexicali, Mexico. Id. The Office of Unfair Import 
Investigations is not participating in this investigation. Id.
    On September 24, 2019, Ethicon moved for leave to amend the 
complaint, case caption, and notice of investigation. The complaint 
originally identified the accused products as ``laparoscopic surgical 
staplers, associated reload cartridges, and components thereof'' and 
was titled ``Certain Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers, Reload Cartridges, 
and Components Thereof,'' but was modified by Ethicon prior to 
institution to remove staplers and stapler components from the 
description of accused products and the case caption. Ethicon's motion 
sought to reincorporate staplers and stapler components into the 
description of the accused products and the case caption.
    On October 23, 2019, the ALJ issued Order No. 14, the subject ID, 
granting Ethicon's motion. The ALJ found that Ethicon's motion was 
supported by good cause and that the proposed amendments would not 
unnecessarily prejudice the public interest or the rights of the 
parties to the investigation.
    No petitions for review were filed.
    The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. From 
this point forward, the caption for this investigation shall be 
``Certain Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers, Reload Cartridges, and 
Components Thereof.''
    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 
210).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: November 21, 2019.
William Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-25682 Filed 11-25-19; 8:45 am]
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