Certain Chemical Mechanical Planarization Slurries and Components Thereof: Institution of Investigation, 40685-40686 [2020-14538]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 7, 2020 / Notices economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and (4) U.S. consumers. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving written submissions that address the aforementioned public interest factors in the context of this investigation. If the Commission orders some form of remedy, the U.S. Trade Representative, as delegated by the President, has 60 days to approve, disapprove, or take no action on the Commission’s determination. See Presidential Memorandum of July 21, 2005, 70 FR 43251 (July 26, 2005). During this period, the subject articles would be entitled to enter the United States under bond, in an amount determined by the Commission and prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving submissions concerning the amount of the bond that should be imposed if a remedy is ordered. Written Submissions: Parties to the investigation, interested government agencies, and any other interested parties are encouraged to file written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. Such submissions should address the recommended determination by the ALJ on remedy and bonding. In their initial submission, Complainants are also requested to identify the remedy sought and Complainants and OUII are requested to submit proposed remedial orders for the Commission’s consideration. Complainants are further requested to state the dates that the Asserted Patents expire, the HTSUS subheadings under which the accused products are imported, and to supply the identification information for all known importers of the products at issue in this investigation. The initial written submissions and proposed remedial orders must be filed no later than close of business on July 15, 2020. Reply submissions must be filed no later than the close of business on July 22, 2020. No further submissions on these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above. The Commission’s paper filing requirements in 19 CFR 210.4(f) are currently waived. 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (Inv. No. 337–TA–1155) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jul 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Procedures, https://www.usitc.gov/ documents/handbook_on_filing_ procedures.pdf). 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. A redacted nonconfidential version of the document must also be filed simultaneously with any confidential filing. 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, solely for cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection on EDIS. The Commission vote for this determination took place on June 30, 2020. 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: June 30, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–14500 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1204] Certain Chemical Mechanical Planarization Slurries and Components Thereof: Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on June 1, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation of Aurora, Illinois. 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 chemical mechanical planarization (‘‘CMP’’) slurries and components thereof by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,499,721 (‘‘the ’721 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, may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pathenia M. Proctor, The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2560. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 (2020). BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 40685 Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 40686 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 7, 2020 / Notices International Trade Commission, on June 30, 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 1, 3–6, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18–20, 24, 26–29, 31, 35–37, and 39–44 of the ’721 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 ‘‘chemical mechanical planarization (‘‘CMP’’) slurries and components thereof, including colloidal silica’’; (3) 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: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, 870 N. Commons Drive, Aurora, IL 60504, P.O. Box 2026, Aurora, IL 60507 (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served: DuPont de Nemours, Inc., 974 Centre Road, Building 730, Wilmington, DE 19805–1269 Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Inc., 451 Bellevue Road, Newark, DE 19713–3431 Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Asia Inc. (d/b/a Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Asia Inc., Taiwan Branch (U.S.A.)), 4F., NO.6, LN. 280, Zhongshan N Rd., Dayuan Dist., Taoyuan City, 337017 Taiwan Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials Asia-Pacific Co., Ltd., 6, Kesi 2nd Rd., Chunan, Miaoli, 350401 Taiwan Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials K.K., Sanno Park Tower, 2–11–1, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100– 0014 Japan Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC, 455 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752–3001 (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and (4) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jul 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 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), as amended in 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the complainant 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: July 1, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–14538 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1205] Certain Completion Drill Bits and Products Containing the Same Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on June 4, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Varel International Industries, LLC of Carrollton, Texas. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the United States after importation of certain completion drill bits and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,538,970 (‘‘the ’970 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, may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Hiner, Office of Docket Services, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–1802. 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 June 30, 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 1–3, 5–10, 12, 16, and 18–20 of the ’970 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 E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 130 (Tuesday, July 7, 2020)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1204]


Certain Chemical Mechanical Planarization Slurries 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 June 1, 2020, under section 337 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Cabot 
Microelectronics Corporation of Aurora, Illinois. 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 chemical mechanical planarization 
(``CMP'') slurries and components thereof by reason of infringement of 
U.S. Patent No. 9,499,721 (``the '721 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, may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email 
[email protected]. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pathenia M. Proctor, The Office of 
Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 
telephone (202) 205-2560.

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 (2020).
    Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S.

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International Trade Commission, on June 30, 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 1, 3-6, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18-20, 24, 26-29, 31, 35-37, and 39-44 
of the '721 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 ``chemical mechanical 
planarization (``CMP'') slurries and components thereof, including 
colloidal silica'';
    (3) 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:

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, 870 N. Commons Drive, Aurora, IL 
60504, P.O. Box 2026, Aurora, IL 60507
    (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in 
violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint 
is to be served:

DuPont de Nemours, Inc., 974 Centre Road, Building 730, Wilmington, DE 
19805-1269
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Inc., 451 Bellevue Road, Newark, 
DE 19713-3431
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Asia Inc. (d/b/a Rohm and Haas 
Electronic Materials CMP Asia Inc., Taiwan Branch (U.S.A.)), 4F., NO.6, 
LN. 280, Zhongshan N Rd., Dayuan Dist., Taoyuan City, 337017 Taiwan
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials Asia-Pacific Co., Ltd., 6, Kesi 2nd 
Rd., Chunan, Miaoli, 350401 Taiwan
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials K.K., Sanno Park Tower, 2-11-1, 
Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014 Japan
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC, 455 Forest Street, Marlborough, 
MA 01752-3001

    (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International 
Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and
    (4) 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), as amended in 85 FR 15798 
(March 19, 2020), such responses will be considered by the Commission 
if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the 
complainant 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: July 1, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-14538 Filed 7-6-20; 8:45 am]
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