[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Page 56737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22254]

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[Investigation No. 337-TA-885]

Certain Portable Electronic Communications Devices, Including 
Mobile Phones and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To 
Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainant's Motion To Amend 
the Complaint and Notice of Investigation

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. 8) of the presiding administrative law judge 
(``ALJ'') granting complainant's motion to amend the complaint and 
notice of investigation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3115. 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 at 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) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation 
under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. Sec.  1337, on 
June 26, 2013, based on a complaint filed by Nokia Corporation of 
Espoo, Finland and Nokia Inc., of Sunnyvale, California (collectively, 
``Nokia''). The complaint, as supplemented, alleges a violation of 
section 337 by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent 
Nos. 6,035,189 (``the `189 patent''); 6,373,345; 6,711,211 (``the `211 
patent''); 7,187,945; 8,140,650 (``the `650 patent''); and 8,363,824. 
78 FR 38362 (Jun. 26, 2013). The respondents are HTC Corporation of 
Taoyuan City, Taiwan, and HTC America, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington 
(collectively, ``HTC''). Subsequently, third party Google Inc. 
intervened as a party in this investigation with respect to three of 
the six patents, namely the `189, `211 and `650 patents. 78 FR 49764 
(Aug. 15, 2013).
    On July 11, 2013, complainants Nokia filed a motion to amend the 
complaint and notice of investigation to add U.S. Patent No. 7,366,529 
(``the `529 patent'') and to add recently launched domestic industry 
products. On July 22, 2013, respondents HTC filed a response opposing 
the motion.
    On August 15, 2013, the ALJ issued an ID granting Nokia's motion 
(Order No. 8). The ALJ found good cause in permitting Nokia to amend 
the Complaint and Notice of Investigation to add the `529 patent and to 
add the recently launched domestic industry products to this 
investigation. No party petitioned for review of 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. Sec.  
1337), and in sections 210.42-.46 of the Commission's Rules of Practice 
and Procedure (19 CFR 210.42-.46).

    By order of the Commission.

    Dated: September 9, 2013.
Lisa R. Barton,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-22254 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]