While we have not declared this Lexmark lawsuit news week at Actionable Intelligence, it might seem that way. New developments in the OEM’s patent-infringement litigation against the aftermarket before the U.S. District Court for the Southern of Ohio have certainly kept us—and many others—busy of late. On top of news about Lexmark’s efforts to subpoena
One of the hallmarks of Lexmark’s toner cartridge patent-infringement lawsuit before the U.S. District Court for the Southern of Ohio is the tenacity with which the OEM has gone after both new defendants to add as “John Does” to this complaint and those defendants originally named in the lawsuit that have agreed to permanent injunctions.
At the end of February, Cartridge World North America responded to Lexmark’s motion to compel the retail refilling franchise giant to comply with its subpoena. On March 7, Lexmark filed its own reply, arguing that Cartridge World North America should be forced to turn over names and addresses of franchisees in relation to its ongoing
On February 26, LD Products filed an answer and counterclaims in response to the lawsuit that HP brought against it earlier that month in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. HP’s lawsuit alleges that LD Products advertised and sold new-built cartridges manufactured as remanufactured in violation of the Lanham Act, which
Brother Industries recently filed a pair of patent-infringement lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, accusing several third-party supplies companies of violating patents it holds on label tape cartridges for P-Touch label printers. Brother v. Aster, LD, and The Supplies Guys The first suit, filed on February 26, names Aster Graphics,
On March 1, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a 45-word notice indicating that the administrative law judge overseeing Canon’s complaint concerning toner cartridge gears has recommended a general exclusion order (GEO). The judge’s recommendation follows the ITC’s investigation into the infringement of two patents by various third-party supplies vendors. Canon requested the so-called
Canon has received a favorable ruling in its ongoing lawsuit against Color Imaging and General Plastic Industrial Co. over a patent used in toner bottles. A district court judge shot down the defendants’ motion for a judgment on the pleadings. Color Imaging and General Plastic were accused of both direct and indirect infringement, and the
On February 4, Hewlett-Packard filed suit against online printer consumables reseller LD Products in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. HP is claiming that LD Products violated both federal and state law by falsely advertising and misrepresenting third-party inkjet and toner cartridges as remanufactured when in fact they were newly built.
In what is perhaps the most anticlimactic resolution stemming from Canon’s patent-infringement complaint against numerous remanufacturers over the gear used in third-party all-in-one toner cartridges, Canon announced on February 13 that it has resolved its suit against Nukote, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. It was a little
Earlier this week, when writing about the latest development in Lexmark’s toner cartridge patent-infringement suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern of Ohio (see “Potential Number of John Doe Defendants in Lexmark’s Ohio Infringement Suit Revealed”), one line amid the slew of legal documents piqued our curiosity. In a motion asking for an extension