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Certain Road Milling Machines and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation

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Certain Road Milling Machines and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation

William R. Bishop
International Trade Commission
25 August 2017


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 164 (Friday, August 25, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40595-40596]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18024]


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 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 337-TA-1067]


Certain Road Milling Machines and Components Thereof; Institution 
of Investigation

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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[[Page 40596]]

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the 
U.S. International Trade Commission on July 19, 2017, under section 337 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Wirtgen America, 
Inc. of Antioch, Tennessee. Supplements were filed on August 11, 2017. 
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 road milling 
machines and components thereof by reason of infringement of one or 
more of U.S. Patent No. 9,644,340 (``the '340 patent''); U.S. Patent 
No. 9,624,628 (``the '628 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,656,530 (``the 
'530 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,530,641 (``the '641 patent''); and 
U.S. Patent No. 7,828,309 (``the '309 patent''). The complaint further 
alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the 
applicable Federal Statute.
    The complainant requests 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The 
public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's 
electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pathenia M. Proctor, The Office of 
Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 
telephone (202) 205-2560.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is 
contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 
U.S.C. 1337 and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice 
and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2017).
    Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. 
International Trade Commission, on August 18, 2017, 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 road milling 
machines and components thereof by reason of infringement of one or 
more of claims 1-5, 7-12, and 14-17 of the '340 patent; claims 1, 2, 5, 
6, 9-22, and 27-29 of the '628 patent; claims 1-7, 13-24, and 26 of the 
'530 patent; claims 1, 2, 4, 6-8, 11, 12, and 15-17 of the '641 patent; 
and claims 1-3, 5-24, and 26-36 of the '309 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 complainant is: Wirtgen America, Inc., 6030 Dana Way, 
Antioch, TN 37013-3116.
    (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:

Caterpillar Bitelli SpA, Via IV Novembre, 2, 40061 Minerbio BO, Italy
Caterpillar Prodotti Stradali S.r.L., Via IV Novembre, 2, 40061 
Minerbio BO, Italy
Caterpillar Americas CV, 76 Route de Frontenex Boite Postale 6000, 1211 
Geneva, Switzerland
Caterpillar Paving Products, Inc., 9401 85th Avenue North, Minneapolis, 
MN 55445
Caterpillar Inc., 100 NE Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61629

    (c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International 
Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; 
and
    (3) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative 
Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the 
presiding Administrative Law Judge.
    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.

    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: August 21, 2017.
William R. Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-18024 Filed 8-24-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7020-02-P

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