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Download as PDF 71976 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices 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: December 20, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–28006 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1176] Certain Semiconductor Devices and Components Thereof (I); Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination (Order No. 7) Terminating an Investigation Due to a Settlement Agreement; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 7) terminating the investigation due to a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl P. Bretscher, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2382. 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 (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Docket Information System (‘‘EDIS’’) (https://edis.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal, telephone (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 1, 2019, the Commission instituted the present investigation based on a complaint and khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 supplementation thereto filed by Globalfoundries U.S. Inc. (‘‘Globalfoundries’’) of Santa Clara, California. 84 FR 52125–26 (Oct. 1, 2019). The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of 19 U.S.C. 1337, as amended (‘‘Section 337’’), based upon the importation into the United States, sale for importation, and sale in the United States after importation of certain semiconductor devices, products containing the same, and components thereof that allegedly infringe one or more of the asserted claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,912,603; 7,750,418; and 8,936,986. Id. The complaint also alleges the existence of a domestic industry. Id. The notice of investigation named 22 respondents (collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’), including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. of Hsinchu, Taiwan and TSMC North America of San Jose, California (collectively, ‘‘TSMC’’). Id. at 52126. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) was also named as a party. Id. On November 8, 2019, Globalfoundries and all 22 Respondents filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement (including a patent crosslicense agreement) reached between Globalfoundries and TSMC that purportedly resolves all of the issues with respect to all of the Respondents in this investigation. The joint motion includes an unredacted, confidential copy of the patent cross-license agreement, which the parties request be disclosed only to Globalfoundries, TSMC, and Commission staff. The parties also confirmed that there are no other agreements, written or oral, express or implied, between Globalfoundries and Respondents relating to the subject matter of the investigation. On November 20, 2019, OUII filed a response supporting the motion and the request to limit disclosure of the patent cross-license agreement. On November 25, 2019, the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) entered the subject ID (Order No. 7) granting the joint motion to terminate the investigation. The ID agrees with the parties that Commission policy and the public interest generally favors settlements. Order No. 7 at 2 (Nov. 25, 2019). The ID further finds that termination of the investigation will not impose any undue burdens on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or U.S. consumers. Id. The ID also grants the parties’ request to limit PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 disclosure of the unredacted version of the confidential settlement agreement to the settling parties and Commission staff. Id. at 3. No petitions to review the subject ID were filed. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. 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: December 20, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–28041 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–19–047] Sunshine Act Meetings United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: January 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 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 on Inv. No. 731–TA–1443 (Final) (Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Taiwan). The Commission is currently scheduled to complete and file its determination and views of the Commission by January 23, 2020. 5. Outstanding action jackets: None. The Commission is holding the meeting under the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552(b). In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: By order of the Commission. Issued: December 20, 2019. William Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–28251 Filed 12–26–19; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1176]


Certain Semiconductor Devices and Components Thereof (I); 
Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination (Order 
No. 7) Terminating an Investigation Due to a Settlement Agreement; 
Termination 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 (the ``Commission'') has determined not to review an initial 
determination (``ID'') (Order No. 7) terminating the investigation due 
to a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl P. Bretscher, Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2382. 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 (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed 
on the Commission's Electronic Docket Information System (``EDIS'') 
(https://edis.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired persons are advised that 
information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the 
Commission's TDD terminal, telephone (202) 205-1810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 1, 2019, the Commission 
instituted the present investigation based on a complaint and 
supplementation thereto filed by Globalfoundries U.S. Inc. 
(``Globalfoundries'') of Santa Clara, California. 84 FR 52125-26 (Oct. 
1, 2019). The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of 19 
U.S.C. 1337, as amended (``Section 337''), based upon the importation 
into the United States, sale for importation, and sale in the United 
States after importation of certain semiconductor devices, products 
containing the same, and components thereof that allegedly infringe one 
or more of the asserted claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,912,603; 
7,750,418; and 8,936,986. Id. The complaint also alleges the existence 
of a domestic industry. Id. The notice of investigation named 22 
respondents (collectively, ``Respondents''), including Taiwan 
Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. of Hsinchu, Taiwan and TSMC North 
America of San Jose, California (collectively, ``TSMC''). Id. at 52126. 
The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (``OUII'') was also named as 
a party. Id.
    On November 8, 2019, Globalfoundries and all 22 Respondents filed a 
joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement 
agreement (including a patent cross-license agreement) reached between 
Globalfoundries and TSMC that purportedly resolves all of the issues 
with respect to all of the Respondents in this investigation. The joint 
motion includes an unredacted, confidential copy of the patent cross-
license agreement, which the parties request be disclosed only to 
Globalfoundries, TSMC, and Commission staff. The parties also confirmed 
that there are no other agreements, written or oral, express or 
implied, between Globalfoundries and Respondents relating to the 
subject matter of the investigation. On November 20, 2019, OUII filed a 
response supporting the motion and the request to limit disclosure of 
the patent cross-license agreement.
    On November 25, 2019, the presiding administrative law judge 
(``ALJ'') entered the subject ID (Order No. 7) granting the joint 
motion to terminate the investigation. The ID agrees with the parties 
that Commission policy and the public interest generally favors 
settlements. Order No. 7 at 2 (Nov. 25, 2019). The ID further finds 
that termination of the investigation will not impose any undue burdens 
on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United 
States economy, production of like or directly competitive articles in 
the United States, or U.S. consumers. Id. The ID also grants the 
parties' request to limit disclosure of the unredacted version of the 
confidential settlement agreement to the settling parties and 
Commission staff. Id. at 3.
    No petitions to review the subject ID were filed. The Commission 
has determined not to review the subject ID. 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: December 20, 2019.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
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