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In the Matter of Certain Birthing Simulators and Associated Systems; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order and a Cease and Desist Order; Termination of the Investigation

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AGENCY:

U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order in the above-captioned investigation directed against products of respondents Shanghai Honglian Medical Instruments of China and Shanghai Evenk International Trading Co., Ltd. of China. The investigation is terminated.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Michelle Klancnik, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. 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 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. 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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Commission instituted this investigation on February 7, 2011, based on a complaint filed by Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc. of Miami, Florida. 76 F R 6632 (Feb. 7, 2011). The complaint, as amended, alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (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 birthing simulators and associated systems by reason of infringement of various claims of United States Patent Nos. 6,503,087 (“the `087 patent”) and 7,114,954 (“the `954 patent”). The complaint named Shanghai Honglian Medical Instruments of China and Shanghai Evenk International Trading Co., Ltd. of China as respondents. The complaint and Notice of Investigation were served on respondents on February 1, 2011. No responses were received. On March 4, 2011, the ALJ issued an order requiring respondents to show cause why they should not be held in default and judgment rendered against them for failing to respond to the complaint and notice of investigation. Respondents did not respond. On March 30, 2011, the ALJ issued an ID, finding both respondents in default pursuant to Commission Rule 210.16 (19 CFR 210.16) and terminating the above-referenced investigation. None of the parties petitioned for review of the ID. On May 2, 2011, the Commission determined not to review the ID.

Having reviewed the record in this investigation, including the written submissions of the parties, the Commission has made its determination on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. The Commission has determined that the appropriate form of relief is a limited exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed entry of birthing simulators covered by one or more of claims 16-20, 22-23, 25-28, 30-31, 33-34, and 36-38 of the `087 patent and claims 1, 2, 6, 7, and 10 of the `954 patent and that are manufactured by or on behalf of Shanghai Honglian and Shanghai Evenk, their affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, licensees, contractors, or other related business entities, or successors or assigns. The Commission has also determined to issue a cease and desist order that prohibits importing, selling for importation, marketing, advertising, distributing, offering for sale, selling, transferring (except for exportation), advertising, and soliciting United States agents or distributors for birthing simulators that are covered by one or more of the asserted claims.

The Commission further determined that the public interest factors enumerated in section 337(d)(1) (19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1)) do not preclude issuance of the limited exclusion order. Finally, the Commission determined that the amount of bond to permit temporary importation during the Presidential review period (19 U.S.C. 1337(j)) shall be in the amount of 100 percent of the entered value of Shanghai Honglian's and Shanghai Evenk's birthing simulators that are subject to the order. The Commission's orders were delivered to the President and the United States Trade Representative on the day of their issuance.

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 section 210.50 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.50).

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: August 29, 2011.

James R. Holbein,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2011-22381 Filed 8-31-11; 8:45 am]

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