Certain Pouch-Type Battery Cells, Battery Modules, and Battery Packs, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants' Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation and Terminate the Investigation as to Certain Claims Based on Withdrawal of the Complaint, 9368-9369 [2021-02878]

Download as PDF 9368 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 28 / Friday, February 12, 2021 / Notices statutory formula based on the average yield on all outstanding marketable Treasury obligations of 8- to 12-year maturities, for the 6-month periods of January through June and July through December of each year. Section 221(g)(4) is implemented in the HUD regulations at 24 CFR 221.255 and 24 CFR 221.790. The Secretary of the Treasury has determined that the interest rate to be borne by debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4) during the 6-month period beginning January 1, 2021, is3⁄4 percent. The subject matter of this notice falls within the categorical exemption from HUD’s environmental clearance procedures set forth in 24 CFR 50.19(c)(6). For that reason, no environmental finding has been prepared for this notice. (Authority: Sections 211, 221, 224, National Housing Act, 12 U.S.C. 1715b, 1715l, 1715o; Section 7(d), Department of HUD Act, 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).) Janet M. Golrick, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing— Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2021–02867 Filed 2–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1162] Certain Touch-Controlled Mobile Devices, Computers, and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation as to Amazon, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, and Samsung Based on Settlement; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 66) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) that terminates the investigation as to the remaining respondents (Amazon, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, and Samsung) based on a settlement. This investigation is terminated. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald A. Traud, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3427. Copies of non-confidential VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Feb 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.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 June 24, 2019, based on a complaint filed by Neodron Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland (‘‘Neodron’’). 84 FR 29545 (June 24, 2019). The complaint, as amended, 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 touch-controlled mobile devices, computers, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,432,173; 8,791,910; 9,024,790; and 9,372,580. Id.; 84 FR 55584 (Oct. 17, 2019). The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by section 337. 84 FR 29545; 84 FR 55584. The notice of investigation, as amended, named as respondents Amazon.com, Inc. of Seattle, Washington (‘‘Amazon’’); Dell Inc. of Round Rock, Texas; Dell Products LP of Round Rock, Texas (together, ‘‘Dell’’); HP Inc. of Palo Alto, California (‘‘HP’’); Lenovo Group Ltd. of Beijing, China; Lenovo (United States) Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina (together, ‘‘Lenovo’’); Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington (‘‘Microsoft’’); Motorola Mobility LLC of Chicago, Illinois (‘‘Motorola’’); Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Suwon, South Korea; and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey (together, ‘‘Samsung’’). 84 FR 29545; 84 FR 55584. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations is not participating in the investigation. 84 FR 29545. On September 2, 2020, this investigation was terminated as to HP. Order No. 59 (Aug. 20, 2020), unreviewed, Notice (Sept. 2, 2020). On January 25, 2021, Neodron, Amazon, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, and Samsung filed a joint motion to terminate all remaining respondents from the investigation based on a settlement agreement. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On January 27, 2021, the ALJ issued Order No. 66, the subject ID, which granted the motion. The ID found that the motion complies with Commission Rule 210.21(b). The ID further found that terminating the investigation as to all remaining respondents will not adversely affect the public interest. Because the investigation had already terminated as to HP, the ID would result in the termination of the investigation in its entirety. No petitions for review of the ID were filed. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. The investigation is hereby terminated in its entirety. The Commission vote for this determination took place on February 8, 2021. 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: February 8, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–02877 Filed 2–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1179] Certain Pouch-Type Battery Cells, Battery Modules, and Battery Packs, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants’ Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation and Terminate the Investigation as to Certain Claims Based on Withdrawal of the Complaint U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 53) of the presiding chief administrative law judge (‘‘CALJ’’) granting complainants’ corrected motion (1) for leave to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to reflect the respondents’ corporate reorganization and (2) to withdraw allegations concerning certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,121,994 (‘‘the ’994 patent’’) from the complaint. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 28 / Friday, February 12, 2021 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2392. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.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 under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’) on October 9, 2019, based on a complaint filed by SK Innovation Co., Ltd. of Seoul, Republic of Korea and SK Battery America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (collectively, ‘‘SK’’). 84 FR 54173–74 (Oct. 9, 2019). The complaint alleges a violation 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 pouch-type battery cells, battery modules, and battery packs, components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of claims 1–36 of the ’994 patent. The complaint named as respondents LG Chem, Ltd. of Seoul, Republic of Korea, and LG Chem Michigan, Inc. of Holland, Michigan (collectively, ‘‘LG’’). The Commission’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) also was named as a party. Subsequently, the investigation was terminated in part based on withdrawal of the complaint as to claims 8, 9, 17, 26, 27, and 35 of the ’994 patent. Order No. 23 (March 25, 2020), unreviewed by Notice (Apr. 22, 2020). Further, the Commission determined that the economic prong of the domestic industry is satisfied. Order No. 51 (Dec. 14, 2020), reviewed, and on review, affirmed with modified reasoning by Notice (Jan. 14, 2021). On January 4, 2021, SK filed a corrected motion for leave to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to reflect a reorganization of respondent LG Chem, Ltd. (‘‘LGC’’) in which (i) certain business functions were transferred to a newly created subsidiary named LG Energy Solution, Ltd., and (ii) respondent LG Chem Michigan Inc. was renamed LG Energy VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Feb 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 Solution Michigan, Inc. SK also moved to terminate the investigation in part with respect to claims 1, 2, 4, 7, 10–14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 28, 29–32, 34, and 36 of the ’994 patent based on withdrawal of the allegations in the complaint as to those claims. Respondents did not oppose the motion. Mot. at 3. On January 6, 2021, OUII advised the presiding CALJ that it does not object to the motion and will not be filing a response. On January 11, 2021, the CALJ issued the subject ID granting SK’s motion pursuant to Commission Rules 210.14(b) and 210.21(a)(1), 19 CFR 210.14(b), 210.21(a)(1). The ID finds that good cause exists for amending the complaint and notice of investigation due to the recent change in corporate structure. ID at 2. The ID finds that amending the complaint and notice of investigation to reflect LGC’s recent corporate reorganization will aid in the development of this investigation and serve the public interest by apprising the public of the correct entities involved. The ID finds that the proposed amendments do not unnecessarily prejudice the public interest or the rights of the parties to the investigation. The ID further finds that no extraordinary circumstances exist that would prevent the requested partial termination of this investigation. Id. at 4. No party petitioned for review of the ID. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. Claims 1, 2, 4, 7, 10–14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 28, 29–32, 34, and 36 of the ’994 patent are terminated from this investigation. The Commission vote for this determination took place on February 8, 2021. 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: February 8, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–02878 Filed 2–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9369 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1246] Certain Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint and motion for temporary relief were filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 18, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Tela Innovations, Inc. of Los Gatos, California. Supplements were filed on December 30, 2020, and February 3, 2021. The motion for temporary relief was withdrawn on February 3, 2021. 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 integrated circuits and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,186,523 (‘‘the ’523 patent’’). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists and/or is in the process of being established 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: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1179]


Certain Pouch-Type Battery Cells, Battery Modules, and Battery 
Packs, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Commission 
Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting 
Complainants' Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation 
and Terminate the Investigation as to Certain Claims Based on 
Withdrawal of the Complaint

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade 
Commission (``Commission'') has determined not to review an initial 
determination (``ID'') (Order No. 53) of the presiding chief 
administrative law judge (``CALJ'') granting complainants' corrected 
motion (1) for leave to amend the complaint and notice of investigation 
to reflect the respondents' corporate reorganization and (2) to 
withdraw allegations concerning certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 
10,121,994 (``the '994 patent'') from the complaint.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2392. Copies of non-
confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may 
be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email 
[email protected]. General information concerning the Commission may 
also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.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 
under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 
(``section 337'') on October 9, 2019, based on a complaint filed by SK 
Innovation Co., Ltd. of Seoul, Republic of Korea and SK Battery 
America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (collectively, ``SK''). 84 FR 54173-
74 (Oct. 9, 2019). The complaint alleges a violation 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 pouch-type battery cells, battery modules, and battery packs, 
components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of 
infringement of claims 1-36 of the '994 patent. The complaint named as 
respondents LG Chem, Ltd. of Seoul, Republic of Korea, and LG Chem 
Michigan, Inc. of Holland, Michigan (collectively, ``LG''). The 
Commission's Office of Unfair Import Investigations (``OUII'') also was 
named as a party. Subsequently, the investigation was terminated in 
part based on withdrawal of the complaint as to claims 8, 9, 17, 26, 
27, and 35 of the '994 patent. Order No. 23 (March 25, 2020), 
unreviewed by Notice (Apr. 22, 2020). Further, the Commission 
determined that the economic prong of the domestic industry is 
satisfied. Order No. 51 (Dec. 14, 2020), reviewed, and on review, 
affirmed with modified reasoning by Notice (Jan. 14, 2021).
    On January 4, 2021, SK filed a corrected motion for leave to amend 
the complaint and notice of investigation to reflect a reorganization 
of respondent LG Chem, Ltd. (``LGC'') in which (i) certain business 
functions were transferred to a newly created subsidiary named LG 
Energy Solution, Ltd., and (ii) respondent LG Chem Michigan Inc. was 
renamed LG Energy Solution Michigan, Inc. SK also moved to terminate 
the investigation in part with respect to claims 1, 2, 4, 7, 10-14, 16, 
18, 21, 23, 28, 29-32, 34, and 36 of the '994 patent based on 
withdrawal of the allegations in the complaint as to those claims. 
Respondents did not oppose the motion. Mot. at 3. On January 6, 2021, 
OUII advised the presiding CALJ that it does not object to the motion 
and will not be filing a response.
    On January 11, 2021, the CALJ issued the subject ID granting SK's 
motion pursuant to Commission Rules 210.14(b) and 210.21(a)(1), 19 CFR 
210.14(b), 210.21(a)(1). The ID finds that good cause exists for 
amending the complaint and notice of investigation due to the recent 
change in corporate structure. ID at 2. The ID finds that amending the 
complaint and notice of investigation to reflect LGC's recent corporate 
reorganization will aid in the development of this investigation and 
serve the public interest by apprising the public of the correct 
entities involved. The ID finds that the proposed amendments do not 
unnecessarily prejudice the public interest or the rights of the 
parties to the investigation. The ID further finds that no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that would prevent the requested 
partial termination of this investigation. Id. at 4. No party 
petitioned for review of the ID.
    The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. Claims 
1, 2, 4, 7, 10-14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 28, 29-32, 34, and 36 of the '994 
patent are terminated from this investigation.
    The Commission vote for this determination took place on February 
8, 2021.
    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: February 8, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-02878 Filed 2-11-21; 8:45 am]
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