U.S. International Trade Commission.
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain IoT Devices and Components Thereof (IoT, The Internet of Things (Iot)—Web Applications Displayed on a Web Browser), DN 3263; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and 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 United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://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.
End Further Info
Start Supplemental Information
The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to § 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Lakshmi Arunachalam, Ph.D. on October 3, 2017. The complaint alleges 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 IoT devices and components thereof (IoT, the Internet of Things (IoT)—web applications displayed on a web browser). The complaint names as respondents: International Business Machines Corporation of Armonk, NY; IBM India Pvt Ltd. of India; SAP America, Inc. of Newtown Square, PA; SAP SE—Walldorf of Germany; Apple Inc. of Cupertino, CA; JPMorgan Chase and Company of New York, NY; The United States Office of the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice of Washington, DC; U.S.; United States Patent and Trademark Office of Alexandria, VA; Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office of Alexandria, VA; Facebook, Inc. of Menlo Park, CA; Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, WA; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield Park, NJ; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Korea; Eclipse Foundation, Inc., and its Members of Canada; Fiserv Inc. of Brookfield, WI; Fiserv India Pvt. Ltd. of India; Wells Fargo Bank of San Francisco, CA; Citigroup, Citibank of New York, NY; Citizen's Financial Group, Inc. of Providence, RI; Fulton Financial Corporation of Lancaster, PA; J.C. Penny Corporation, Inc. and J.C. Penny Company, Inc. of Plano, TX; U-Haul International, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ; Avis Rent A Car System, LLC, Avis Budget Group, and Payless Car Rental of Parsippany, NJ; Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., The Hertz Corporation, Dollar Rent A Car, and Thrifty Car Rental of Estero, FL; Ace Rent A Car of Indianapolis, IN; Enterprise Holdings, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car of Clayton/St. Louis, MO; Presidio Bank of San Francisco, CA; Fremont Bancorporation and Fremont Bank of Fremont, CA; Heritage Bank of Commerce, and Focus Bank of San Jose, CA; and Bridge Bank of San Jose, CA. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion, cease and desist orders, and impose a bond upon respondents' alleged infringing articles during the 60-day Presidential review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j).
Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or § 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers.
In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that:
(i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested remedial orders are used in the United States;
(ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the requested remedial orders;
(iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;
(iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant's licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and
(v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United States consumers.
Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation.
Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day pursuant to § 210.4(f) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the docket number (“Docket No. 3263”) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures 
). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-2000).
Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in Start Printed Page 47026confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All information, including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this Investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel,
solely for cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.
This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of §§ 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)).
End Supplemental Information
By order of the Commission.
Issued: October 4, 2017.
William R. Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-21763 Filed 10-6-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7020-02-P