In the Matter of Certain Male Prophylactic Devices; Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 5, 2005 under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Portfolio Technologies, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois. A letter, with attachments, amending and supplementing the complaint, was filed on July 27, 2005. The complaint, as amended and supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain male prophylactic devices by reason of infringement of claims 1-27, 31-33 and 36 of U.S. Patent No. 5,082,004. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent limited exclusion order and a permanent cease and desist order.
Monitoring of U.S. Imports of Tomatoes; Monitoring of U.S. Imports of Peppers
Pursuant to statute (see below), the Commission monitors U.S. imports of fresh or chilled tomatoes and fresh or chilled peppers for the purpose of expediting an investigation under certain U.S. safeguard laws, should an appropriate petition be filed. As part of that monitoring, the Commission compiles data on imports and the domestic industry and has made its data series available to the public on an annual basis. The Commission is in the process of preparing its data series for the period ending June 30, 2005, and is seeking input from interested members of the public. The Commission expects to make its data series available to the public in November in electronic form on the Commission's Web site.