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Certain Semiconductor Memory Devices and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination to Extend the Target Date for Completion of the Investigation

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AGENCY:

U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to extend the target date for completion of the above-captioned investigation by 45 days, or until May 11, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Clara Kuehn, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3012. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Commission ordered the institution of this investigation on September 18, 1998, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Micron Technology, Inc., 8000 South Federal Way, Boise, Idaho 83707-0006 (“complainant”).

The notice of investigation was published in the Federal Register on September 25, 1998. 63 FR 51372 (1998).

The presiding administrative law judge (ALJ) issued his final initial determination (ID) on November 29, 1999, concluding that there was no violation of section 337. He found that: (a) Complainant failed to establish the requisite domestic industry showing for any of the three patents at issue; (b) all asserted claims of the patents are invalid; (c) none of the asserted claims of the patents are infringed; and (d) all of the patents are unenforceable for inequitable conduct. On February 1, 2000, the Commission determined to review the final ID in its entirety, and Start Printed Page 11605also determined to review two procedural issues. The notice of the Commission decision to review the final ID was published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2000. 65 FR 5890 (2000).

The previous target date for completion of this investigation was March 27, 2000. The Commission determined that the target date should be extended until May 11, 2000, due to the number and complexity of the issues under review.

The authority for the Commission's determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in § 210.51(a) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.51(a)).

Copies of the public version of the ALJ's ID and all other nonconfidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be 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, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-2000.

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Issued: February 28, 2000.

By order of the Commission.

Donna R. Koehnke,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-5226 Filed 3-2-00; 8:45 am]

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