[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22145-22146]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9584]


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 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Inv. No. 337-TA-756


 In the Matter of Certain Reduced Ignition Proclivity Cigarette 
Paper Wrappers and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission 
Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting 
Complainant's Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of the 
Investigation

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade 
Commission has determined not to review an initial determination 
(``ID'') (Order No. 5) of the presiding administrative law judge 
(``ALJ'') granting complainant's motion to amend the complaint and 
notice of the investigation to add seven respondents to the 
investigation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Haldenstein, Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-3041. Copies of the ID and 
all other nonconfidential 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. Hearing-impaired persons are advised 
that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the 
Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. General information 
concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its 
Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this 
investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 13, 2011, the Commission 
instituted an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 
1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, based on a complaint filed by Schweitzer-Mauduit 
International, Inc., of Alpharetta, Georgia (``Schweitzer''), alleging 
a violation of section 337 in the importation, sale for importation, 
and sale within the United States after importation of certain reduced 
ignition proclivity cigarette paper wrappers and products containing 
same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 
6,725,867 and U.S. Patent No. 5,878,753. Complainant Schweitzer

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named as respondents Astra Tobacco Corporation of Chapel Hill, North 
Carolina; delfortgroup AG of Traun, Austria; LIPtec GmbH and Julius 
Glatz GmbH of Neidenfels, Germany.
    On March 22, 2011, the ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 5) granting 
complainant Schweitzer's motion to amend the complaint and notice of 
the investigation to add seven additional respondents to the 
investigation. The new respondents are Dosal Tobacco Corp.; Farmer's 
Tobacco Co.; S&M Brands, Inc.; Tantus Tobacco, LLC; KneX Worldwide, 
LLC; Dr. Franz Feurstein GmbH; and PapierfabrikWattens GmbH & Co. KG. 
No party petitioned for review of the subject ID. The Commission has 
determined not to review the ID.
    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 section 210.42(h) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure (19 CFR 210.42(h)).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: April 15, 2011.
James R. Holbein,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2011-9584 Filed 4-19-11; 8:45 am]
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