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Certain Portable Electronic Communications Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Google, Inc.'s Motion To Intervene

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U.S. International Trade Commission.



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Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (“ID”) (Order No. 14) of the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) granting Google, Inc.'s motion to intervene.

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Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3115. 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 electronic 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 under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on June 26, 2013, based on a complaint filed by Nokia Corporation of Espoo, Finland and Nokia Inc., of Sunnyvale, California (collectively, “Nokia”). The complaint, as supplemented, alleges a violation of section 337 by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,035,189 (“the `189 patent”); 6,373,345; 6,711,211 (“the `211 patent”); 7,187,945; 8,140,650 (“the `650 patent”); and 8,363,824. 78 FR 38362 (Jun. 26, 2013). The respondents are HTC Corporation of Taoyuan City, Taiwan, and HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington (collectively, “HTC”). Subsequently, third party Google Inc. (“Google”) intervened as a party in this investigation with respect to three of the six patents, namely the `189, `211 and `650 patents. 78 FR 49764 Aug. 15, 2013). The complaint was amended to add U.S. Patent No. 7,366,529 (“the `529 patent”) and to add Nokia's recently launched domestic industry products. 78 FR 56737 (Sept. 13, 2013).

On September 17, 2013, Google filed a motion to intervene as a party in this investigation with respect to the `529 patent. The motion states that respondents HTC do not oppose the motion. On September 27, 2013, complainants Nokia filed a response to Google's motion.

On October 31, 2013, the ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 14) granting Google's motion. No party petitioned for review of the ID, and the Commission has determined not to review it.

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 210.42-.46 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.42-.46).

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: November 26, 2013.

Lisa R. Barton,

Acting Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2013-28794 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]