86 FR 33 pgs. 10596-10597 - Certain Cellular Communications Infrastructure Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Institution of Investigation
Type: NOTICEVolume: 86Number: 33Pages: 10596 - 10597Pages: 10596, 10597
Docket number: [Investigation No. 337-TA-1248]
FR document: [FR Doc. 2021-03465 Filed 2-19-21; 8:45 am]
Agency: International Trade Commission
Official PDF Version: PDF Version
INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
[Investigation No. 337-TA-1248]
Certain Cellular Communications Infrastructure Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Institution of Investigation
U.S. International Trade Commission.
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on January 15, 2021, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Ericsson Inc. of Plano, Texas and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson of Sweden. 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 cellular communications infrastructure systems, components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,037,166 ("the '166 patent"); U.S. Patent No. 9,107,082 ("the '082 patent"); U.S. Patent No. 9,509,605 ("the '605 patent"); and U.S. Patent No. 9,692,682 ("the '682 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 complainants request 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, may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov . For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov . 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 .
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Katherine Hiner, Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division, U.S. International Trade Commission, 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 (2020).
Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on February 16, 2021, 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 products identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 5 and 13 of the '166 patent; claims 1, 11, and 16 of the '082 patent; claims 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, and 18 of the '605 patent; and claims 1-3, 6, 7, 12-17, and 24-27 of the '682 patent, and whether an industry in the United States exists or is in the process of being established as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;
(2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language description of the accused products or category of accused products, which defines the scope of the investigation, is "cellular communications infrastructure systems, base stations, and core network systems, components thereof, and products containing same";
(3) 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:
Ericsson Inc., 6300 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Torshamnsgatan 21, Kista, SE-164 83, Stockholm, Sweden
(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:
[top] Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., 129 Samsung-Ro, Maetan-3dong,, Yoeongtong-Gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi 16677, Republic of Korea
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660-2112
(4) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge.
The Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party to this investigation.
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), as amended in 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the complainants 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.
By order of the Commission.
Issued: February 16, 2021.
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-03465 Filed 2-19-21; 8:45 am]
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