[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 139 (Friday, July 18, 2008)]
[Pages 41381-41382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16479]



[Investigation No. 337-TA-630]

In the Matter of Certain Semiconductor Chips With Minimized Chip 
Package Size and Products Containing Same (III); Notice of Commission 
Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Joint 
Motion To Terminate Investigation as to One Respondent Based on Consent 
Order and Settlement Agreement

AGENCY:  U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade 
Commission has determined not to review an initial determination 
(``ID'') (Order No. 17) granting a joint motion to terminate the 
investigation as to one respondent based on a consent order and 
settlement agreement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James A. Worth, Office of the General 
Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3065. Copies of non-
confidential 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. 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 at (202) 205-1810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This investigation was instituted on January 
14, 2008, based upon a complaint filed on behalf of Tessera, Inc. of 
San Jose, California (``Tessera''), on December 21, 2007, and 
supplemented on December 28, 2007. 73 FR 2276 (January 14, 2008). The 
complaint alleged violations of subsection (a)(1)(B) 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 semiconductor chips with minimized 
chip package size or products containing same by reason of infringement 
of various claims of

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United States Patent Nos. 5,663,106; 5,679,977; 6,133,627; and 
6,458,681 (``the '681 patent''). The notice of investigation named 
eighteen firms as respondents.
    On June 20, 2008, the Commission issued notice of its determination 
not to review an ID terminating the investigation with respect to the 
'681 patent.
    On May 23, 2008, Tessera and respondent International Products 
Sourcing Group, Inc., filed a motion pursuant to Commission Rule 
210.21(b) and (c) to terminate the investigation based upon a 
settlement agreement and consent order. On June 16, 2008, the presiding 
administrative law judge issued the subject ID, granting the motion. No 
petitions for review were filed. The Commission has determined not to 
review the subject 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 of section 
210.42(h) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: July 14, 2008.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. E8-16479 Filed 7-17-08; 8:45 am]