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

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

William R. Bishop
International Trade Commission
October 29, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 209 (Thursday, October 29, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66567-66568]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27613]


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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 Vehicular 
Smartwatch Systems, Related Software, Components Thereof, and Products 
Containing the Same, DN 3093; 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, 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 Document 
Information System (EDIS) at EDIS,\1\ 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.
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    \1\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov.
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    General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained 
by accessing its Internet server at United States International Trade 
Commission (USITC) at USITC.\2\ The public record for this 
investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document 
Information System (EDIS) at EDIS.\3\ Hearing-impaired persons are 
advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting 
the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810.
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    \2\ United States International Trade Commission (USITC): http://edis.usitc.gov.
    \3\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov.

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 Intellectual Capital 
Consulting, Ltd. on October 26, 2015. 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 vehicular 
smart watch systems, related software, components thereof, and products 
containing the same. The complaint names as respondents Hyundai Motor 
Company of South Korea; Hyundai Motor America of Fountain View, CA; 
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama of Montgomery, AL; General Motors 
Company of Detroit, MI; General Motors, LLC of Detroit, MI; Onstar, LLC 
of Detroit, MI; Bayerische Motoren Werke AG of Germany; BMW of North 
America, LLC of Woodcliff Lake, NJ; Volkswagen AG of Germany; 
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. of Herndon, VA; Audi AG of Germany; 
Audi of America, Inc. of Herndon, VA; Audi of America, LLC of Auburn 
Hills, MI; Volvo Car Corporation of Sweden; Volvo Cars of North 
America, LLC of Rockleigh, NJ; Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG of Germany; 
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. of Atlanta, GA; DEI Holdings, Inc. of 
Vista, CA; Directed Electronics, Inc. of Vista, CA; Samsung Electronics 
Co., Ltd. of Korea; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Ridgefield 
Park, NJ; LG Corporation of South Korea; LG Electronics USA, Inc. of 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ; LG Electronics Mobile Research. U.S.A., L.L.C. of 
San Diego, CA; Sony Corporation of Japan; Sony Corporation of America 
of Ney York, NY; Sony Electronics, Inc. of San Diego, CA; Lenovo Group 
Limited of China; Lenovo Holding Company, Inc. of Morrisville, NC; 
Lenovo (United States), Inc. of Purchase, NY; Motorola Mobility, Inc. 
of Chicago, IL; Apple, Inc. of Cupertino, CA; Station Digital Media, 
Inc. of Long Beach, CA; and Rego Apps, LLC of Celebration, FL. The 
complainant requests that the Commission issue general exclusion 
orders, a permanent cease and desist order, and impose a bond upon 
respondents' alleged infringing articles during the 60-day Presidential 
review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j).
    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

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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. 3093'') in a prominent place on the cover page 
and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, 
Electronic Filing Procedures.\4\) Persons with questions regarding 
filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-2000).
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    \4\ Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf.
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    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.\5\
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    \5\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov.
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    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 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: October 26, 2015.
William R. Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-27613 Filed 10-28-15; 8:45 am]
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