Certain Shielded Electrical Ribbon Cables and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on June 30, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of 3M Company of St. Paul, Minnesota and 3M Innovative Properties Company of St. Paul, Minnesota. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on July 12, 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 shielded electrical ribbon cables and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,933,333 (``the '333 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,601,236 (``the '236 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 9,627,106 (``the '106 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.