Certain Audio Processing Hardware, Software, and Products Containing the Same Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') has issued a Final Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 which includes a recommended determination on remedy and bonding in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation. The ALJ recommended, should the Commission find a violation of section 337, that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order prohibiting the entry of certain audio processing hardware, software, and products containing the same manufactured abroad by or on behalf of Respondent Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California, that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,363,345. The ALJ also recommend that a cease and desist order be issued. The ALJ recommend that any remedy be delayed for a period of three months to one year and that any limited exclusion order include exceptions for warranty, refurbishment, and government use, as well as a certification provision. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules.