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Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets; Institution of Investigation Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337

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Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 13, 2012, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Pragmatus AV, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on March 30, 2012. 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 consumer electronics, including mobile phones and tablets, by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,854,893 (“the `893 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 6,237,025 (“the `025 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,054,904 (“the `904 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,185,054 (“the `054 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 7,206,809 (“the `809 patent”). 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 an exclusion order and cease and desist orders.

 

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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 http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

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The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-2560.

Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2012).

Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on April 17, 2012, ordered that

(1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain consumer electronics, including mobile phones and tablets, that infringe one or more of claims 13, 15, and 16 of the `893 patent; claims 33-37 and 43 of the `025 patent; claims 17, 19, 20, 22, and 23 of the `904 patent; claims 10, 11, 13, and 14 of the `054 patent; claims 1-12, 34, 37, 40, and 41 of the `809 patent, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;

(2) Pursuant to Commission Rule 210.50(b)(1), 19 C.F.R. § 210.50(b)(1), the presiding administrative law judge shall take evidence or other information and hear arguments from the parties and other interested persons with respect to the public interest in this investigation, as appropriate, and provide the Commission with findings of fact and a recommended determination on this issue, which shall be limited to the statutory public interest factors, 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1), (f)(1), (g)(1);

(3) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served:

(a) The complainant is: Pragmatus AV, LLC, 601 King Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314.

(b) The respondents the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served:

ASUSTeK Computer, Inc., 4F, 150, Li-Te Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan;

ASUS Computer International, Inc., 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539;

HTC Corporation, 23 Xinghua Road, Taoyuan, 330, Taiwan;

HTC America, Inc., 13920 SE Eastgate Way, Suite 400, Bellevue, WA 98005;

LG Electronics, Inc., LG Twin Towers, 20, Yoido-dong, Youngdungpo-gu, Seoul, 157-721, Republic of Korea;

LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., 1000 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632;

LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc., 10101 Old Grove Road, San Diego, CA 92131;

Pantech Co., Ltd., 1-2, DMC Sangam-don Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea;

Pantech Wireless, Inc., 5607 Glenridge Drive, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30342;

Research In Motion Ltd., 295 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3W8,Canada;

Research In Motion Corp., 122 W. John Carpenter Parkway, Suite 430, Irving, TX 75039;

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, 1320-10, Seocho 2-dong Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea;

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 105 Challenger Rd., Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660;

Samsung Telecommunications America, L.L.C., 1301 East Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75082.

(c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and

(4) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge.

Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d)-(e) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown.

Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

By order of the Commission.

Issued: April 18, 2012.

James R. Holbein,

Secretary to the Commission.

[FR Doc. 2012-9767 Filed 4-23-12; 8:45 am]

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