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In the Matter of Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation as to One Respondent on the Basis of a Settlement Agreement

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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”) (Order No. 3) terminating the above-captioned investigation as to respondent American Opto Plus, Inc. (“AOP”) on the basis of a settlement agreement.

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Wayne Herrington, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3090. Copies 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. 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) at Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810.

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The Commission instituted this investigation on June 10, 2004, based on a complaint filed by OSRAM GmbH and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, both of Germany. 69 FR 32609 (June 10, 2004). The complaint, as supplemented, alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain light-emitting diodes and products containing same by reason of infringement of claims 1, 3, 6, 7, and 10-13 of U.S. Patent No. 6,066,861; claims 1, 3, 6, 7, 10-13, and 15 of U.S. Patent No. 6,245,259; claims 1-2, 6-7, 11-12, and 15 of U.S. Patent No. 6,277,301; claims 1, 5-10, and 13-16 of U.S. Patent No. 6,376,902; claims 1 and 5-8 of U.S. Patent No. 6,469,321; claims 1, 5-8, 10-13, and 16-19 of U.S. Patent No. 6,573,580; claim 4 of U.S. Patent No. 6,576,930; claims 2-5, 7, and 10 of U.S. Patent No. 6,592,780; and claims 1, 3, 6-7, 10, 12-15, 17, and 21 of U.S. Patent No. 6,613,247. The complaint and notice of investigation named three respondents, including respondent AOP.

On June 8, 2004, complainants and respondent AOP filed a joint motion pursuant to Commission rules 210.21(a) and (b) to terminate the investigation as to AOP on the basis of a settlement agreement. The Commission investigative attorney supported the motion. On June 21, 2004, the ALJ issued the subject ID terminating the investigation as to AOP on the basis of a settlement agreement. No petitions for review of the ID were filed.

The authority for the Commission's determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in section 210.42 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.42).

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: July 14, 2004.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 04-16353 Filed 7-16-04; 8:45 am]