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In the Matter of Certain Flat Panel Digital Televisions and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation; Termination of the Investigation

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U.S. International Trade Commission.




Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (“ID”) (Order No. 10) of the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) terminating the above-captioned investigation based on a settlement agreement.

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Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be 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., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Start Printed Page 9361electronic docket (EDIS) at Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810.

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The Commission instituted this investigation on August 19, 2010, based on a complaint filed by Vizio, Inc. of Irvine, California. 75 FR 51285-86 (August 19, 2010). The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain flat panel digital televisions and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,703,887 (“the '887 patent”); 5,233,629 (“the '629 patent”); 5,511,096; 5,621,761; 5,745,522; 5,511,082; and 5,396,518. The complaint further alleges the existence of a domestic industry. The Commission's notice of investigation named the following respondents: LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea and LG Electronics, Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

On November 24, 2010, the Commission issued notice of its determination not to review the ALJ's ID terminating the investigation as to claims 15-21 of the '887 patent, and all asserted claims of the '629 patent, based on withdrawal of these '887 patent claims and the '629 patent.

On January 18, 2011, complainant and respondents jointly moved to terminate the investigation on the basis of a settlement agreement. The Commission investigative attorney filed a response in support of the motion.

The ALJ issued the subject ID on January 26, 2011, granting the motion for termination. He found that the motion for termination satisfies Commission rule 210.21(b). He further found, pursuant to Commission rule 210.50(b)(2), that termination of this investigation by settlement agreement is in the public interest. No party petitioned for review of the ID. The Commission has determined not to review the ID, and the investigation is terminated.

The authority for the Commission's determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in sections 210.21 and 210.42(h) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.21, 210.42(h).

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: February 11, 2011.

William R. Bishop,

Hearings and Meetings Coordinator.

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[FR Doc. 2011-3538 Filed 2-16-11; 8:45 am]