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AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 4) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting an unopposed motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to substitute Johnson khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 May 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 Controls Inc. for respondent Johnson Controls International, PLC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houda Morad, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–4716. 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: On April 2, 2021, the Commission instituted this investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’), based on a complaint filed by EcoFactor, Inc. of Palo Alto, California (‘‘Complainant’’). See 86 FR 17402–03 (Apr. 2, 2021). The complaint, as amended and supplemented, 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 smart thermostat systems, smart HVAC systems, smart HVAC control systems, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,423,322; 8,019,567; 10,612,983; 8,596,550; and 8,886,488. See id. The notice of investigation names the following respondents: Ecobee Ltd. and Ecobee, Inc. of Toronto, Canada; Google LLC of Mountain View, California; Carrier Global Corporation of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Emerson Electric Co. of St. Louis, Missouri; Honeywell International Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina; Resideo Technologies, Inc. of Austin, Texas; Johnson Controls International, PLC of Cork, Ireland; Siemens Industry, Inc. of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; and Siemens AG of Munich, Germany. See id. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations is not a party to the investigation. See id. On April 12, 2021, the ALJ issued an ID terminating Emerson Electric Co.; Siemens Industry, Inc.; and Siemens AG from the investigation. See Order No. 3 (Apr. 12, 2021), unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (Apr. 29, 2021). On April 19, 2021, Complainant filed an unopposed motion for leave to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to add proposed PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondent Johnson Controls Inc. (‘‘Proposed Respondent’’) and to terminate respondent Johnson Controls International, PLC (‘‘Terminated Respondent’’). No responses to the motion were filed. On April 20, 2021, the ALJ issued the subject ID (Order No. 4) granting the motion. The ID finds that the motion complies with Commission Rule 210.14(b) (19 CFR 210.14(b)) and that good cause exists to amend the complaint and notice of investigation. See ID at 3. In particular, Complainant learned that the Terminated Respondent does not import, sell for importation, or sell after importation any of the products at issue in the complaint. See id. at 2. In addition, the Proposed Respondent was identified as the appropriate entity. See id. The ID also finds that ‘‘no prejudice to the public interest or to the rights of the parties to the investigation will result from granting the motion.’’ See id. at 3. No petition for review of the subject ID was filed. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. Respondent Johnson Controls International, PLC is terminated from the investigation. Johnson Controls Inc. is named as a respondent in this investigation. The Commission’s vote for this determination took place on May 11, 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: May 11, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–10255 Filed 5–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1263] Certain Televisions, Remote Controls, and Components Thereof; Notice of 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 April 8, 2021, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1258]


Certain Smart Thermostat Systems, Smart HVAC Systems, Smart HVAC 
Control Systems, and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Decision 
Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting an Unopposed Motion To 
Amend the Complaint 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. 4) of the presiding administrative law judge 
(``ALJ'') granting an unopposed motion to amend the complaint and 
notice of investigation to substitute Johnson Controls Inc. for 
respondent Johnson Controls International, PLC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Houda Morad, Office of the General 
Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-4716. 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: On April 2, 2021, the Commission instituted 
this investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``section 337''), based on a complaint filed 
by EcoFactor, Inc. of Palo Alto, California (``Complainant''). See 86 
FR 17402-03 (Apr. 2, 2021). The complaint, as amended and supplemented, 
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 smart thermostat systems, smart 
HVAC systems, smart HVAC control systems, and components thereof by 
reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,423,322; 
8,019,567; 10,612,983; 8,596,550; and 8,886,488. See id. The notice of 
investigation names the following respondents: Ecobee Ltd. and Ecobee, 
Inc. of Toronto, Canada; Google LLC of Mountain View, California; 
Carrier Global Corporation of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Emerson 
Electric Co. of St. Louis, Missouri; Honeywell International Inc. of 
Charlotte, North Carolina; Resideo Technologies, Inc. of Austin, Texas; 
Johnson Controls International, PLC of Cork, Ireland; Siemens Industry, 
Inc. of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; and Siemens AG of Munich, Germany. See 
id. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations is not a party to the 
investigation. See id.
    On April 12, 2021, the ALJ issued an ID terminating Emerson 
Electric Co.; Siemens Industry, Inc.; and Siemens AG from the 
investigation. See Order No. 3 (Apr. 12, 2021), unreviewed by Comm'n 
Notice (Apr. 29, 2021).
    On April 19, 2021, Complainant filed an unopposed motion for leave 
to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to add proposed 
respondent Johnson Controls Inc. (``Proposed Respondent'') and to 
terminate respondent Johnson Controls International, PLC (``Terminated 
Respondent''). No responses to the motion were filed.
    On April 20, 2021, the ALJ issued the subject ID (Order No. 4) 
granting the motion. The ID finds that the motion complies with 
Commission Rule 210.14(b) (19 CFR 210.14(b)) and that good cause exists 
to amend the complaint and notice of investigation. See ID at 3. In 
particular, Complainant learned that the Terminated Respondent does not 
import, sell for importation, or sell after importation any of the 
products at issue in the complaint. See id. at 2. In addition, the 
Proposed Respondent was identified as the appropriate entity. See id. 
The ID also finds that ``no prejudice to the public interest or to the 
rights of the parties to the investigation will result from granting 
the motion.'' See id. at 3. No petition for review of the subject ID 
was filed.
    The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. 
Respondent Johnson Controls International, PLC is terminated from the 
investigation. Johnson Controls Inc. is named as a respondent in this 
investigation.
    The Commission's vote for this determination took place on May 11, 
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: May 11, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-10255 Filed 5-13-21; 8:45 am]
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