Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 2, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Paice LLC of Baltimore, Maryland and Abell Foundation, Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on February 15, 2017, and February 21, 2017. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 hybrid electric vehicles and components thereof by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,104,347 (``the '347 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,237,634 (``the '634 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,455,134 (``the '134 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,559,388 (``the '388 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,214,097 (``the '097 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order. 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.