International Trade Commission.
Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337.
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 8, 2000, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Geoworks Corporation of Alameda, California. A supplement to the complaint was filed on September 29, 2000. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain WAP-compatible (wireless application protocol) wireless communication devices, components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of claims 1-8 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,327,529. The complaint further alleges that there exists in the United States an industry as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.
The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after a hearing, issue a permanent exclusion order and permanent cease and desist orders.
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 (http://www.usitc.gov).Start Further Info
For Further Information Contact:
Thomas S. Fusco, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone 202-205-2571.
Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on October 3, 2000, 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 WAP-compatible wireless communication devices, components thereof, or products containing same by reason of infringement of claims 1-7 or 8 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,327,529; and whether Start Printed Page 60452there exists an industry in the United States 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—
Geoworks Corporation, 960 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, California 94501.
(b) The respondents are the following companies alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served:
Phone.com, Inc., 800 Chesapeake Drive, Redwood City, California 94063
Sanyo Electronic Co. Ltd. of Japan, 5-5 Keihan-Hondori, 2-chome, Moriguchi City, Osaka 570-8677, Japan
Sanyo North America Corporation, 2055 Sanyo Avenue, San Diego, California 92154
(c) Thomas S. Fusco, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, S.W., Room 401-O, Washington, D.C. 20436, who shall be the Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation; and
(3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Debra Morriss is designated as 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) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received no later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint 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 both an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of a limited exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against such respondent.Start Signature
Issued: October 4, 2000.
By order of the Commission.
Donna R. Koehnke,
[FR Doc. 00-26021 Filed 10-10-00; 8:45 am]
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