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In the Matter of Certain Weather Stations and Components Thereof; 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 March 15, 2005 under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Richmond IP Holdings, LLC. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on April 4, 2005. 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 weather stations and components thereof by reason of infringement of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 5,978,738 and claims 26 and 30 of Start Printed Page 19970U.S. Patent No. 6,076,044. 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 letter, 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 (2005).

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Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on April 8, 2005 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 weather stations or components thereof by reason of infringement of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 5,978,738 or claims 26 or 30 of U.S. Patent No. 6,076,044, 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 Richmond IP Holdings, LLC, 536 Granite Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226.

(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:

Hideki Electronics, Inc., 7865 SW Mohawk, Tualatin, OR 97062

Hideki Electronics, Ltd., Units 2304-06, Riley House, 88 Lei Muk Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong

Homedics-U.S.A., Inc., 3000 N. Pontiac Trail, Commerce Township, MI 48390

K&P International Holdings Limited, Units 2304-06, Riley House, 88 Lei Muk Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong

Springfield Precision Instruments, Inc., P.O. Box 4003, 76 West Passaic Street, Wood Ridge, NJ 07075

Taylor Precision Products LLC, 2311 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523

(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 Robert L. Barton, Jr. 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), such responses 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 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 the respondent.

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: April 12, 2005.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 05-7601 Filed 4-14-05; 8:45 am]

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