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In the Matter of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices, Including Monitors, Televisions, and Modules, 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 August 27, 2010, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Thomson Licensing SAS of France and Thomson Licensing LLC of Princeton, New Jersey. An amended complaint was filed on September 16, 2010. The amended complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain liquid crystal display devices, including monitors, televisions, and modules, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,121,941 (“the `941 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 5,978,063 (“the `063 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 5,648,674 (“the `674 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 5,621,556 (“the `556 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 5,375,006 (“the `006 patent”). The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.

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

ADDRESSES:

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, 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:

Daniel L. Girdwood, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-3409.

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Start Printed Page 63857 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 (2010).

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Scope of Investigation: Having considered the amended complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on October 8, 2010, 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 liquid crystal display devices, including monitors, televisions, and modules, and components thereof that infringe one or more of claims 1 and 4 of the `941 patent; claims 1-4, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17, and 18 of the `063 patent; claims 1, 7-9, 11, 13, 14, and 16-18 of the `674 patent; claim 3 of the `556 patent; and claims 4, 7-10, and 14 of the `006 patent, 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 complainants are:

Thomson Licensing SAS, 1-5 rue Jeanne d'Arc, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

Thomson Licensing LLC, 2 Independence Way, Princeton, New Jersey 08543.

(b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the amended complaint is to be served:

Chimei Innolux Corporation, No. 160 Kesyue Road, Jhunan Science Park, Miaoli County 350, Taiwan.

Innolux Corporation, 2525 Brockton Drive, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78758.

Chi Mei Optoelectronics USA, Inc., 101 Metro Drive, Suite 510, San Jose, CA 95110.

MStar Semiconductor, Inc., 4F-1, No. 26, Tai-Yuan Street, ChuPei, Hsinchu Hsien, Taiwan 302.

Qisda Corporation, 157 Shan-Ying Road, Gueishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan.

Qisda America Corporation, 8941 Research Drive, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92618.

Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., No. 169 Zhujiang Road, Suzhou, China 215015.

BenQ Corporation, 16 Jihu Road, Neihu, Taipei 114, Taiwan.

BenQ America Corp., 15375 Barranca Parkway, Suite A-205, Irvine, CA 92618.

BenQ Latin America, 8200 NW 33rd Street, Suite 301, Miami, FL 33122.

Realtek Semiconductor Corporation, No. 2 Innovation Road II, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan.

(c) The Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation, is Daniel L. Girdwood, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and

(3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Paul J. Luckern, Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate 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 section 210.13 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d)-(e) 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 an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

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Issued: October 12, 2010.

By order of the Commission.

William R. Bishop,

Acting Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2010-26110 Filed 10-15-10; 8:45 am]

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