[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76517-76518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31156]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION


Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating 
to the Public Interest

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 received a complaint entitled Certain Mobile Handset 
Devices and Related Touch Keyboard Software Technology, DN 2923; the 
Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised 
by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Acting 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 docket 
(EDIS) at http://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 (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. Hearing-impaired 
persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by 
contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and 
a submission pursuant to section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Nuance Communications, Inc. 
on December 20, 2012. 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 mobile handset devices and related 
touch keyboard software technology. The complaint names as respondents 
Shanghai HanXiang (CooTek) Information Technology Co., Ltd. of China 
and Personal Communications Devices, LLC of Hauppauge, NY.
    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 section 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 section 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. 2923'') in a prominent place on the cover page 
and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, 
http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding filing should 
contact the Secretary (202-205-2000).
    Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in 
confidence 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 
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),

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and of sections 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: December 20, 2012.
Lisa R. Barton,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2012-31156 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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