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In the Matter of Certain Plastic Molding Machines With Control Systems Having Programmable Operator Interfaces Incorporating General Purpose Computers, and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination Not to Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation on the Basis of a Settlement Agreement

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U.S. International Trade Commission.




Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge's (“ALJ's”) initial determination (“ID”) granting a joint motion to terminate the above-captioned investigation on the basis of a settlement agreement.

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Peter L. Sultan, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-3094.

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The Commission instituted this investigation on October 13, 2000, based on a complaint filed by Milacron Inc. (“Milacron”) alleging that respondents UBE Industries, Ltd. and UBE Machinery Inc. (collectively “UBE”) violated section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, by importing, selling for importation, or selling within the United States after importation certain plastic molding machines with control systems having programmable operator interfaces incorporating general purpose computers, and components thereof, that infringe certain claims of Milacron's U.S. Letters Patent 5,062,052, as amended by Reexamination Certificate B1 5,062,052.

On November 6, 2000, Milacron and UBE entered into a settlement agreement, which included an agreement to file a joint motion to terminate the investigation. On November 13, 2000, Milacron and UBE filed the joint motion to terminate the investigation, which was supported by the Commission investigative attorney.

On December 20, 2000, the ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 2) granting the joint motion to terminate the investigation on the basis of the settlement agreement. None of the parties filed a petition to review the subject ID. The Commission subsequently determined not to review the subject ID.

This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and Commission rule 210.42, 19 CFR 210.42. 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. 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 (

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Issued: January 10, 2001.

By order of the Commission.

Donna R. Koehnke,


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[FR Doc. 01-1490 Filed 1-17-01; 8:45 am]