Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its first seizure-and-forfeiture orders of the year to companies that the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) caught importing printer cartridges in violation of the ITC’s general exclusion orders (GEOs). The year 2016 was a record-setter in terms of the number of these orders.
It is very early days in a series of patent-infringement lawsuits that Epson filed against third-party inkjet cartridge sellers toward the end of 2016. However, there are already signs that some of the defendants are interested in settling. The Four Lawsuits In November 2016, Epson filed a patent-infringement suit against Nano Business and Technology in
Recently, we wrote about a fifth class action being filed against HP over a “dynamic security feature” in an HP firmware update rolled out to certain OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro, and OfficeJet Pro X printers that suddenly caused certain third-party inkjet supplies to stop working. Currently the total number of class actions over this issue that
In mid-September, a “dynamic security feature” installed in a HP inkjet printer firmware update earlier in the year went live, causing certain third-party inkjet supplies to stop working in various OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro, and OfficeJet Pro X inkjet devices. From September through November 2016, four class actions were filed against HP over the controversial move.
Lest you think Canon is resting on its laurels after getting favorable resolutions in its dongle gear litigation in various countries, the OEM has announced that it was awarded in an injunction in a new case. On January 12, Canon announced that the District Court of Düsseldorf in Germany granted it an ex parte preliminary
On January 9, Samsung Electronics announced that it won a lawsuit in December against four toner cartridge resellers at the District Court of Munich in Germany. The OEM has been on a winning streak in its patent-enforcement efforts in Europe. In November, Samsung won a patent-infringement and comparative advertising lawsuit in the Netherlands against Digital
Earlier this week, Actionable Intelligence President Charles Brewer wrote a great piece about the dilemma posed to Apex Technology by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up Impression Products v. Lexmark International (see “Apex’s Dilemma Regarding Potential SCOTUS Rulings in Upcoming Lexmark Case”). There is, however, another lawsuit that poses a quandary for Apex
A patent-infringement lawsuit brought by Toshiba against Katun Corporation in 2015 may soon be coming to an end. The parties have asked the court for a stay in the case so that they can finalize a settlement agreement. Earlier this week, the court granted this request. Background In November 2015, Toshiba America Business Solutions and
With the year 2016 rapidly coming to an end, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued what appears to be one last seizure-and-forfeiture order for violating general exclusion orders (GEOs) on printing supplies. On December 29, the Commission issued a seizure-and-forfeiture order to Green Project of City of Industry, CA, for importing inkjet cartridges covered
Back in August, Half Price Books filed suit against Cartridge World and some former Cartridge World franchisees after the franchisees allegedly stole toner cartridges already in the plaintiff’s inventory and resold them back to the plaintiff (see “Cartridge World Named as Defendant in Pair of Lawsuits”). And, according to Half Price Books, this was not