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Certain Document Cameras and Software for Use Therewith; Commission Decision To Rescind a Limited Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Order

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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Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has rescinded a limited exclusion order denying entry of certain document cameras and software for use therewith and a cease and desist order against QOMO HiteVision, LLC (“QOMO”) based on settlement.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Amanda Pitcher Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2737. 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 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. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on Start Printed Page 3025this 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 September 24, 2015, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Pathway Innovations & Technologies, Inc. of San Diego, California (“Complainant”). 80 FR 57642 (September 24, 2015). The complaint alleges violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the sale for importation, importation, or sale within the United States after importation of certain document cameras and software for use therewith by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Design Patent No. D647,906; U.S. Design Patent No. D674,389; U.S. Design Patent No. D715,300; and U.S. Patent No. 8,508,751. The Commission's notice of investigation named the following respondents: Recordex USA, Inc., of Long Island City, New York (“Recordex”); QOMO of Wixom, Michigan; and Adesso, Inc. of Walnut, California (“Adesso”). The Office of Unfair Import Investigations was named as a party but has subsequently withdrawn from the investigation. Adesso was terminated based on a consent order stipulation and consent order. Order No. 5 (unreviewed) (Nov. 23, 2015). QOMO was found to be in default. Order No. 10 (unreviewed) (Dec. 7, 2015). Recordex was terminated based on settlement. Order No. 19 (unreviewed) (May 13, 2016).

On December 7, 2015, the Commission determined not to review an initial determination finding QOMO in default. On August 5, 2016, the Commission issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order directed to QOMO.

On November 22, 2016, Complainant filed a petition to rescind the limited exclusion order and cease and desist order because the parties had entered into a settlement agreement. The petition argued that the parties' agreement constitutes changed circumstances sufficient under Commission Rule 210.76(a)(1) to warrant rescission of the limited exclusion order and cease and desist order.

The Commission has determined to grant the petition and to rescind the limited exclusion order and cease and desist order direct to QOMO.

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 part 210 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210).

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: January 4, 2017.

Lisa R. Barton,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2017-00179 Filed 1-9-17; 8:45 am]

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