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In the Matter of Certain DVD/CD Players and Recorders, Color Television Receivers and Monitors, 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 May 17, 2005, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of BenQ Corporation of Taiwan and BenQ America Corporation of Irvine, California. The 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 DVD/CD players and recorders, color television receivers and monitors, and components thereof, by reason of infringement of claims 7-11 and 13-15 of U.S. Patent No. 5,270,821 and claims 1, 2, 4, and 5 of U.S. Patent No. 6,683,842. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(3) of section 337.

The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue an exclusion order and a cease and desist order.

ADDRESSES:

The 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, 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 impairment 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 be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be reviewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jay H. Reiziss, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone 202-205-2579.

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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 Procedures, 19 CFR 210.10(2004).

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Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on June 13, 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 DVD/CD players or recorders, color television receivers or monitors, or components thereof, by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 7-11 and 13-15 of U.S. Patent No. 5,270,821, or claims 1, 2, 4, or 5 of U.S. Patent No. 6,683,842, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(3) 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 complainants are—

BenQ Corporation, 157 Shan-Ying Rd, Gueishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan.

BenQ Corporation, 53 Discovery, Irvine, California 92618.

(b) The respondent is the following company alleged to be in violation of section 337, and is the party upon which the complaint is to be served:

Thomson Inc., 10330 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290-1024.

(c) Jay H. Reiziss, 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

For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Robert L. Barton, Jr. is designated as the presiding administrative law judge.

A response to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be Start Printed Page 35454submitted by the named respondent 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 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 the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting the 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 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 an exclusion order or cease and desist orders or both directed against the respondent.

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: June 14, 2005.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 05-12037 Filed 6-17-05; 8:45 am]

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