U.S. 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 October 21, 2004, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, California. An amended complaint was filed on October 29, 2004, and a supplemental letter was filed on November 5, 2004. The amended complaint 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 digital image storage and retrieval devices by reason of infringement of claims 7-8 and 10-15 of U.S. Patent No. 4,821,121. The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists 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.
The amended 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, D.C. 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Erin Joffre, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Start Printed Page 69391Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-2550.
Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in § 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2004).
Scope of Investigation: Having considered the amended complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on November 22, 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 digital image storage and retrieval devices by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 7-8 and 10-15 of U.S. Patent No. 4,821,121, 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—Ampex Corporation, 1228 Douglas Avenue, Redwood City, California 94063-3117.
(b) The respondents are the following companies alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the amended complaint is to be served: Eastman Kodak Company, 343 State Street, Rochester, New York 14650-0001; Chinon Industries, Inc., 23 11 Naka Oshio, Chino City, Nagano 391 0293, Japan; Altek Corporation, 3F, No. 10, Li-Hsin Road Science-Based Industrial Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
(c) Erin Joffre, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436, who shall be the Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation; and
(3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Delbert R. Terrill, Jr. is designated as the presiding administrative law judge.
Responses to the amended complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents 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 responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the amended complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the amended complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown.
Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the amended complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the amended 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 amended complaint and this notice and to enter a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of a limited exclusion order or cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.Start Signature
By order of the Commission.
Issued: November 22, 2004.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 04-26275 Filed 11-26-04; 8:45 am]
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