Certain Capacitive Touch-Controlled Mobile Devices, Computers, and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation, 16130-16131 [2020-05841]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 16130 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 55 / Friday, March 20, 2020 / Notices the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), and to be subsidized by the governments of China and Mexico.2 (March 2020), entitled Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico: Investigation Nos. 701–TA– 616–617 and 731–TA–1432–1434 (Final). Background The Commission instituted these investigations effective February 4, 2019, following receipt of petitions filed with the Commission and Commerce. The petitioner in these investigations is the American Institute of Steel Construction, LLC Full Member Subgroup, Chicago, Illinois. The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of fabricated structural steel from China and Mexico were subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) and sold at LTFV within the meaning of 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 on September 23, 2019 (84 FR 49765). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2020, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. On January 30, 2020, Commerce gave notice in the Federal Register of affirmative final determinations of sales at LTFV in its investigations regarding Canada, China, and Mexico, affirmative final determinations in its countervailing duty investigations regarding China and Mexico, and a negative final determination in its countervailing duty investigation concerning Canada. Accordingly, the Commission terminated its countervailing duty investigation concerning fabricated structural steel from Canada (85 FR 8321). The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on March 16, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5031 By order of the Commission. Issued: March 16, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. 2 Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein and Amy A. Karpel dissenting. 3 Commerce made negative preliminary determinations with respect to imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada which were alleged to be sold at LTFV (84 FR 47481) and subsidized by the government of Canada (84 FR 33232). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Mar 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2020–05845 Filed 3–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–20–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1193] Certain Capacitive Touch-Controlled Mobile Devices, Computers, and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 14, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Neodron Ltd. of Ireland. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on February 19 and 21 and March 2, 2020. 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 capacitive touch-controlled mobile devices, computers, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,821,425 (‘‘the ’425 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 7,903,092 (‘‘the ’092 patent’’); U.S. Patent No. 8,749,251 (‘‘the ’251 patent’’); and U.S. Patent No. 9,411,472 (‘‘the ’472 patent’’). The 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2559. 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 (2019). Scope of investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on March 16, 2020, 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 products identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 25–40 of the ’425 patent; claims 1–12 of the ’092 patent; claims 1–9 and 16–20 of the ’251 patent; and claims 1–6 and 13–23 of the ’472 patent; and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language description of the accused products or category of accused products, which defines the scope of the investigation, is ‘‘touch-controlled smartphones, touch-controlled tablet devices, touch-controlled notebook computers, touch-controlled laptop computers, and components thereof’’; (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 interested persons with respect to the public interest in this investigation, as appropriate, and provide the Commission with findings of fact and a E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 55 / Friday, March 20, 2020 / Notices recommended determination on this issue, which shall be limited to the statutory public interest factors set forth in 19 USC 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: Neodron Ltd., Unit 4–5, Burton Hall Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, D18A094, Ireland. (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and is/are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: Amazon.com, Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109. Apple Inc., One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA 95014. ASUSTeK Computer Inc., No. 15, LiTe Road, Beitou District, Taipei 112, Taiwan. ASUS Computer International, 48720 Kato Road, Fremont, CA 94538. LG Electronics Inc., LG Twin Tower 128, Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 07336. LG Electronics USA, Inc., 1000 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052. Motorola Mobility LLC, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60654. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 129 Samsung-Ro, Maetan-3dong, Yeongtonggu, Suwon, 443–742, South Korea. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660. Sony Corporation, 1–7–1 Konan Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108–0075, Japan. Sony Mobile Communications Inc., 4– 12–3 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140–0002, Japan. (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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Mar 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: March 16, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—OpenJS Foundation Notice is hereby given that, on March 4, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), OpenJS Foundation 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, Netflix, San Francisco, CA; and SkyScanner, San Francisco, CA, have been added as parties to this venture. Also, PayPal, San Jose, CA; Intel, Santa Clara, CA; Datreeio Ltd., Tel Aviv, ISRAEL; and SourceGraph, San Francisco, 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 OpenJS Foundation intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On August 17, 2015, OpenJS Foundation filed its original notification Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 September 28, 2015 (80 FR 58297). The last notification was filed with the Department on September 19, 2019. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on October 17, 2019 (84 FR 55586). Suzanne Morris, Chief, Premerger and Division Statistics Unit, Antitrust Division. 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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 Open Source Imaging Consortium intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On March 20, 2019, Open Source Imaging Consortium 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 April 12, 2019 (84 FR 14973). The last notification was filed with the Department on January 14, 2020. A notice was published in the Federal E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1193]


Certain Capacitive Touch-Controlled Mobile Devices, Computers, 
and Components Thereof; 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 February 14, 2020, under section 
337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Neodron Ltd. of 
Ireland. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on February 19 
and 21 and March 2, 2020. 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 capacitive touch-controlled mobile devices, computers, and 
components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. 
Patent No. 7,821,425 (``the '425 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,903,092 
(``the '092 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,749,251 (``the '251 patent''); 
and U.S. Patent No. 9,411,472 (``the '472 patent''). The 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 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, Office of Unfair 
Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone 
(202) 205-2559.

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 (2019).
    Scope of investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. 
International Trade Commission, on March 16, 2020, 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 products 
identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of 
claims 25-40 of the '425 patent; claims 1-12 of the '092 patent; claims 
1-9 and 16-20 of the '251 patent; and claims 1-6 and 13-23 of the '472 
patent; and whether an industry in the United States exists as required 
by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;
    (2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language 
description of the accused products or category of accused products, 
which defines the scope of the investigation, is ``touch-controlled 
smartphones, touch-controlled tablet devices, touch-controlled notebook 
computers, touch-controlled laptop computers, and components thereof'';
    (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 interested 
persons with respect to the public interest in this investigation, as 
appropriate, and provide the Commission with findings of fact and a

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recommended determination on this issue, which shall be limited to the 
statutory public interest factors set forth in 19 USC 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:
    Neodron Ltd., Unit 4-5, Burton Hall Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, 
D18A094, Ireland.
    (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in 
violation of section 337, and is/are the parties upon which the 
complaint is to be served:
    Amazon.com, Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109.
    Apple Inc., One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA 95014.
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc., No. 15, Li-Te Road, Beitou District, Taipei 
112, Taiwan.
    ASUS Computer International, 48720 Kato Road, Fremont, CA 94538.
    LG Electronics Inc., LG Twin Tower 128, Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-
gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 07336.
    LG Electronics USA, Inc., 1000 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 
07632.
    Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052.
    Motorola Mobility LLC, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1800, 
Chicago, IL 60654.
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 129 Samsung-Ro, Maetan-3dong, 
Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, 443-742, South Korea.
    Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield 
Park, NJ 07660.
    Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075, Japan.
    Sony Mobile Communications Inc., 4-12-3 Higashi-Shinagawa, 
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002, Japan.
    (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 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: March 16, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
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