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In the Matter of Certain Set-Top Boxes and Components Thereof: Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Allowing an Amendment to the Complaint

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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 motion to amend the complaint in the above-captioned investigation to add license agreements and licensees.

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Mary Elizabeth Jones, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-3106. Copies of the subject 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 TTD terminal on 202-205-1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server ( The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS-ON-LINE) at​eol/​public.

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The Commission instituted this investigation on March 16, 2001, based on a complaint by Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. of Pasadena, California, and StarSight Telecast, Inc. of Fremont, California, alleging violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the Start Printed Page 65512United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain set-top boxes and components thereof by reason of infringement of claims 18-24, 26-28, 31-33, 36, 42-43, 48-51, 54, 57-61, and 66 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,253,066; claims 1, 3, 8, and 10 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,479,268; and claims 14-17, 19, and 31-35 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,809,204.

On August 7, 2001, complainants Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and StarSight Telecast, Inc. moved to amend the complaint to add license agreements and licensees. No party opposed the motion to amend.

On August 23, 2001, the presiding ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 24) granting the motion. No petitions for review of the ID were filed.

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.

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Issued: December 14, 2001.

By order of the Commission.

Donna R. Koehnke,


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[FR Doc. 01-31253 Filed 12-18-01; 8:45 am]