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Certain HSP Modems, Software and Hardware Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation

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AGENCY:

U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION:

Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. § 1337.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 15, 2000, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. § 1337, on behalf of PCTEL, Inc. of Milpitas, California. A supplement to the complaint was filed on October 3, 2000. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 HSP modems, software and hardware components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of claims 1-2 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,787,305, claims 1-4, 7-8, and 11-15 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,931,950, claims 1, 2, 10, and 15-17 of U.S. Letters Patent 4,841,561, and claims 1, 6-7, 10-12, and 15-19 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,940,459. The complaint further alleges that there exists, or is in the process of being established, an industry in the United States as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.

The complainant request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and permanent cease and desist orders.

ADDRESSES:

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, D.C. 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 be obtained by accessing its internet server (http://www.usitc.gov).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Shival P. Virmani, Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone 202-205-2568.

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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 (2000).

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Scope of Investigation

Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on October 10, 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 HSP modems, software or hardware components thereof, or products containing same by Start Printed Page 62368reason of infringement of claims 1 or 2 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,787,305, claims 1-4, 7-8, or 11-15 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,931,950, claims 1, 2, 10, or 15-17 of U.S. Letters Patent 4,841,561, or claims 1, 6-7, 10-12, or 15-19 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,940,459, and whether there exists, or is in the process of being established, 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—PCTEL, Inc., 1331 California Circle, Milpitas, CA 95035.

(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:

ESS Technology, Inc., 48401 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538

Smart Link Ltd., 7 Giborei Israel St., Southern Industrial Zone, Netanya 42505, Israel

Smart Link Technologies, Inc., 44 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02172

(c) Shival P. Virmani, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, S.W., Room 401-J, 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 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) of the Commission's Rules, 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 will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown.

Failure of the 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.

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Issued: October 11, 2000.

By order of the Commission.

Donna R. Koehnke,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-26748 Filed 10-17-00; 8:45 am]

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