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 January 26, 2001, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of United Microelectronics Corporation of Hsinchu City, Taiwan, UMC Group (USA) of Sunnyvale, California, and United Foundry Service, Inc. of Hopewell Junction, New York. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on February 7, 2001. 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 integrated circuits and products containing same by reason of infringement of claims 1, 2, and 8 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,559,352, and claims 1, 3-16, and 19-21 of U.S. Letters Patent 6,117,345. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.
The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and a permanent cease and desist order.
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 Start Printed Page 13568Office 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:
Shival P. Virmani, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone 202-205-2568.
United Microelectronics Corporation, No. 3, Li-Hsin Road 2, Science-Based Industrial Park, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
UMC Group (USA), 488 De Guigne Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
United Foundry Service, Inc., 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
(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:
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp., No. 16, Creation Road, Science-Based Industrial Park
Hsinchu City, Taiwan, Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation, 240 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(c) Shival P. Virmani, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 401-J, Washington, DC 20436, who shall be the Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation; and
(3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Sidney Harris 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) 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 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
By order of the Commission.
Issued: February 27, 2001.
Donna R. Koehnke,
[FR Doc. 01-5305 Filed 3-5-01; 8:45 am]
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