[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 70 (Monday, April 13, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18035-18036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-9624]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Inv. No. 337-TA-404]


In the Matter of Certain SDRAMs, DRAMs, ASICs, Ram-and-Logic 
Chips, Microprocessors, Microcontrollers, Processes for Manufacturing 
Same, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination 
Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainant's Motion To 
Delete Certain Patent Claims From the Investigation

AGENCY: 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 the presiding administrative 
law judge's (``ALJ's'') initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 13) 
in the above-captioned investigation granting complainant's motion to 
delete certain patent claims from the investigation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Wasleff, Esq., Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone 202-
205-3094.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 14, 1997 the Commission 
instituted this investigation based on a complaint filed by Samsung 
Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, L.L.C. 
(collectively ``Samsung'') alleging that the importation and sale of 
certain semiconductor products violates section 337 of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, by infringing certain claims of 
U.S. Letters Patent 5,444,026 (the ``026 patent'') and U.S. Letters 
Patent 4,972,373. The respondents in the investigation are

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Fujitsu Ltd. and Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc.
    On February 25, 1998, Samsung moved to amend the complaint and 
notice of investigation by deleting from the investigation all claims 
of the ``026 patent that were at issue. Samsung stated that it sought 
to withdraw its allegations regarding these claims in order to ensure 
prompt resolution of the investigation and, specifically, to ensure 
that the target and hearing dates will be met. Samsung further stated 
that withdrawal of these claims would significantly narrow the issues 
presented in the investigation and substantially lessen the amount of 
discovery to be taken. Thus, Samsung asserted that good cause existed 
for the ALJ to grant its motion. Samsung's motion was unopposed by the 
respondents and the Commission investigative attorneys.
    On March 17,1998, the ALJ issued an ID granting Samsung's motion to 
amend the complaint and notice of investigation. No party petitioned 
for review of the ALJ's ID.
    This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and Commission rule 
210.42, 19 CFR 210.42. Copies of the ALJ's 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).

    Issued: April 6, 1998.

    By order of the Commission.
Donna R. Koehnke,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 98-9624 Filed 4-10-98; 8:45 am]
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