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Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof; Notice of Institution of Investigation; Institution of Investigation Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337

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Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof; Notice of Institution of Investigation; Institution of Investigation Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337

Lisa R. Barton
International Trade Commission
September 2, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 169 (Tuesday, September 2, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52041-52042]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20782]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-928]


Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof; Notice of 
Institution of Investigation; Institution of Investigation Pursuant to 
19 U.S.C. 1337

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the 
U.S. International Trade Commission on July 25, 2014, under section 337 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of 
Valeo North America,

[[Page 52042]]

Inc. of Troy, Michigan and Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. of 
Mexico. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the 
importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the 
sale within the United States after importation of certain windshield 
wipers and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain 
claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,891,044 (``the '044 patent''); U.S. Patent 
No. 7,937,798 (``the '798 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,220,106 
(``the '106 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry 
in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 
337.
    The complainants request that the Commission institute an 
investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion 
order and cease and desist orders.

ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information 
contained therein, is 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., Room 112, Washington, 
DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are 
advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting 
the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. Persons with mobility 
impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the 
Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Office of the Secretary, Docket 
Services Division, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 
205-1802.
    Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is 
contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in 
section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 
CFR 210.10 (2014).
    Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. 
International Trade Commission, on August 26, 2014, ordered that--
    (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether 
there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the 
importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the 
sale within the United States after importation of certain windshield 
wipers and components thereof by reason of infringement of one or more 
of claims 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 19, 31, and 32 of the '044 
patent; claims 1-16 of the '798 patent; and claims 1, 12, 13, 15, and 
17-19 of the '106 patent, and whether an industry in the United States 
exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;
    (2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the 
following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of 
investigation shall be served:
    (a) The complainants are:

Valeo North America, Inc., 150 Stephenson Highway, Troy, MI 48083.
Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V., Avenida de las Torres y calle 
Intermex, #1681, Parque Industiral Intermex, Cd. Juarez, 
Chihuahua 32640, Mexico.
    (b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in 
violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint 
is to be served:

Federal-Mogul Corp., 26555 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48033.
Federal-Mogul Vehicle Component Solutions, Inc., 26555 Northwestern 
Highway, Southfield, MI 48033.
Federal-Mogul S.A., Avenue Champion 1, 6790 Aubange, Belgium.

    (3) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative 
Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the 
presiding Administrative Law Judge.
    The Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as 
a party in this investigation.
    Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be 
submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(e) and 210.13(a), such responses will be 
considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after 
the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice 
of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the 
complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless 
good cause therefor is shown.
    Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each 
allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to 
constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations 
of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative 
law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, 
to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and 
to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing 
such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or 
a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

     Issued: August 27, 2014.

    By order of the Commission.
 Lisa R. Barton,
 Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-20782 Filed 8-29-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7020-02-P

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