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U.S. International Trade Commission.
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 30, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Varidesk LLC of Coppell, Texas. A letter supplementing the complaint was filed on April 21, 2017. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain height-adjustable desk platforms and components thereof by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,113,703 (“the '703 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 9,277,809 (“the '809 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 9,554,644 (“the '644 patent”). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists or is in the process of being established as required by the applicable Federal Statute.
The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
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 with 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
The Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division, U.S. International Trade Commission, Katherine Hiner, telephone (202) 205-1802.
Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2017).
Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on April 28, 2017, 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 height-adjustable desk platforms and components thereof by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1, 2, 4, and 6-11 of the '703 patent; claims 1-3, 5-18, and 22-27 of the '809 patent; and claims 1-27, 29, 30, and 33-36 of the '644 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 complainant is:
Varidesk LLC, 1221 South Belt Line Road, #500, Coppell, TX 75019
(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:
Lumi Legend Corporation, 22/F., Building 1, Lisi Plaza, Huifeng East Road, Ningbo, China 315100
Innovative Office Products LLC, 100 Kuebler Road,, Easton, Pennsylvania 18040
Ergotech Group LLC, 100 Kuebler Road, Easton, Pennsylvania 18040
Transform Partners LLC (dba Mount-It!), 9520 Black Mountain Rd St D, San Diego, CA 92126-4532
Monoprice, Inc., 11701 6th Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Ningbo Loctek Visual Technology Corporation, Science & Technology Zone, Jiangshan Town, Yinzhou District, Ningbo, China 315191
Zhejiang Loctek Smart Drive Technology Co., Ltd., Science & Technology Zone, Jiangshan Town, Yinzhou District, Ningbo, China 315191
Loctek Inc., 47618 Kato Road, Fremont, CA 94538
Zoxou, Inc., 47618 Kato Road, Fremont, CA 94538Start Printed Page 20920
Flexispot, 4569 Las Positas Rd, Suite A, Livermore, CA 94551
The Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in this investigation; 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.Start Signature
By order of the Commission.
Issued: May 1, 2017.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-09018 Filed 5-3-17; 8:45 am]
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