In the Matter of
Investigation No. 337-TA-455
CERTAIN NETWORK INTERFACE CARDS AND ACCESS POINTS
FOR USE IN DIRECT SEQUENCE SPREAD SPECTRUM WIRELESS LOCAL
AREA NETWORKS AND PRODUCTS CONTAINING SAME
NOTICE OF DECISION TO EXTEND THE DEADLINES FOR DETERMINING
WHETHER TO REVIEW TWO DETERMINATIONS
AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade
Commission has determined to extend until June 25, 2001, the deadlines for determining whether to
review two initial determinations ("IDs") issued by the presiding administrative law judge (ALJ) in the
above-captioned investigation (Orders Nos. 12 and 13), granting the motions of Intersil Corporation
("Intersil") and Agere Systems, Inc. ("Agere"), respectively, to intervene but denying them
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq.,
Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, S.W., Washington,
D.C. 20436, telephone (202) 205-3115. Copies of the ALJ's ID and all other nonconfidential 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, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing-impaired persons are advised
that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202)
205-1810. 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-ON-LINE) at http://dockets.usitc.gov/eol/public.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this
investigation on April 9, 2001, based on a complaint filed by Proxim, Inc. ("Proxim") against 14 entities
which do not include Intersil or Agere. The notice of investigation was published in the Federal
Register on April 9, 2001. 66 Fed. Reg. 18507 (2001). The complaint alleges violations of section 337
of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States, sale for importation, and/or sale
within the United States after importation of certain wireless network interface cards and access
points by reason of infringement of certain U.S. patents owned by Proxim. On April 16, 2001,
Intersil and Agere, both, filed the motions to intervene as the respondents in the investigation.
On May 8, 2001, and on May 15, 2001, the presiding administrative law judge (ALJ) (Judge
Morriss) issued two IDs (Orders Nos. 12 and 13) granting Intersil's and Agere's motions,
respectively. The IDs allow Intersil and Agere to become intervenors in the present investigation,
but deny Intersil and Agere respondent status.
The authority for the Commission's determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff
Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1337), and in section 210.42 of the Commission's Rules of
Practice and Procedure (19 C.F.R. § 210.42).
By order of the Commission.
Donna R. Koehnke
Issued: June 4, 2001