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In the Matter of Certain Disc Drives, 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 July 2, 2004 under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Seagate Technology, LLC. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on July 21 and 26, 2004. 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 disc drives, components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of claims 1-4 of U.S. Patent No. 5,452,159, claims 1 and 5-7 of U.S. Patent No. 5,596,461, claims 1, 5-22, and 28-48 of U.S. Patent No. 5,600,506, claims 1, 6, 7 and 10-13 of U.S. Patent No. 6,146,754, claims 1-4, 15-17, and 19-22 of U.S. Patent No. 6,324,054, claims 5-7, 9, 11, 12, 14, and 15 of U.S. Patent No. 6,545,845, and claims 1, 2, 4-6, 9-15, and 17-20 of U.S. Patent No. 6,744,606. The complaint further alleges that there exists an industry in the United States as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.

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

ADDRESSES:

The complaint and supplemental letters, except for any confidential information contained therein, are 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 Office of the Secretary at (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Thomas S. Fusco, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-2571.

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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 (2004). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on July 29, 2004 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 disc drives, components thereof, or products containing same by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1-4 of U.S. Patent No. 5,452,159, claims 1 and 5-7 of U.S. Patent No. 5,596,461, claims 1, 5-22, and 28-48 of U.S. Patent No. 5,600,506, claims 1, 6, 7, and 10-13 of U.S. Patent No. 6,146,754, claims 1-4, 15-17, and 19-22 of U.S. Patent No. 6,324,054, claims 5-7, 9, 11, 12, 14, and 15 of U.S. Patent No. 6,545,845, and claims 1, 2, 4-6, 9-15, and 17-20 of U.S. Patent No. 6,744,606, and whether an industry in the United States exists 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—Seagate Technology, LLC, 920 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, California 95066. (b) The respondent is the following company alleged to be in violation of Section 337 and upon which the complaint is to be served—Cornice, Inc., 1951 South Fordham Street, Suite 105, Longmont, Colorado 80503. (c) Thomas S. Fusco, Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 401-E, 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. A response to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondent 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), such response will be considered by the Commission if received no later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting a response 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 Start Printed Page 47461determination 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 the respondent.

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Issued: August 2, 2004.

By order of the Commission.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 04-17899 Filed 8-4-04; 8:45 am]

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