U.S. International Trade Commission.
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 26, 2016, under the Tariff Act of 1930, on behalf of Celanese International Corporation and Celanese Sales U.S. Ltd., both of Irving,Texas, and Celanese IP Hungary Bt, of Hungary.
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 Start Printed Page 85641with 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.
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The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-2560.
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The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain high-potency sweeteners, processes for making same, and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,024,016 (“the '016 patent”). The 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 a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.
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 (2016).
Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on November 21, 2016, 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 high-potency sweeteners, processes for making same, and products containing same by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1-3 and 10 of the '016 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:
Celanese International Corporation, 222 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Suite 900N, Irving, TX 75039
Celanese Sales U.S. Ltd., 222 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Suite 900N, Irving, TX 75039
Celanese IP Hungary Bt, Váci út 33, Budapest, 1134 Hungary
(b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served:
Suzhou Hope Technology Co., Ltd., No. 18 Sanjiali Road, Nansha Jingang Town, Zhangjiagang County, Suzhou City, 215632 Jiangsu Province, China
Anhui Jinhe Industrial Co., Ltd., 127 East Street, Lai'an County, Anhui, 239200 China
Vitasweet Co., Ltd., Peking Times Square, No. 103, Huizhongli, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101 China
(c) The 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 Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge.
Responses to the 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(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 complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the 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 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 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 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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By order of the Commission.
Issued: November 22, 2016.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-28498 Filed 11-25-16; 8:45 am]
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