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Certain Cases for Portable Electronic Devices; Institution of Investigation

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Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 26, 2012, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Speculative Product Design, LLC of Mountain View, California. The complaint 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 cases for portable electronic devices by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,204,561 (“the '561 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.

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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 January 24, 2013, 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 cases for portable electronic devices by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1-16 of the '561 patent, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;

(2) 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: Speculative Product Design, LLC, 303 Bryant Street, Mountain View, CA 94041.

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

En Jinn Industrial Co. Ltd., No. 5 Wu Chan 3rd Rd., Wu Ku Industrial Zone, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Shengda Huanqiu Shijie, North Kao Ku Digital Building, 1st Floor, Futian District, Shenzhen Huaqianq, C051, Shenzhen, China.

Global Digital Star Industry, Ltd., 22F, Hong Ling Building, Hong Ling South Road, Futian District, Shenzhen City 518112, China.

JWIN Electronics Corp., dba iLuv, 2 Harbor Park Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050.

Project Horizon, Inc., dba InMotion Entertainment, 4801 Executive Park Court, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32216.

Superior Communications, Inc., dba PureGear, 5027 Irwindale Avenue, Suite 900, Irwindale, CA 91706.

Jie Sheng Technology, No. 2, Lane 92, Chen Nan 1 St., Tainan City 710, Taiwan.

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

(3) This investigation is consolidated with Investigation No. 337-TA-861, currently pending before the Honorable Thomas B. Pender, Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission; and

(4) For the consolidated investigation so instituted, the Honorable Charles E. Bullock, Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge, who may adjust the target date and procedural schedule of the consolidated investigation as necessary to avoid prejudice to the rights of the parties.

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.

Issued: January 25, 2013.

By order of the Commission.

Lisa R. Barton,

Acting Secretary to the Commission.

[FR Doc. 2013-02066 Filed 1-30-13; 8:45 am]

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