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
One of the industry lawsuits of most concern to U.S. remanufacturers is Lexmark’s toner cartridge patent-infringement suit currently before the U.S. District Court for the Southern of Ohio. Since last year, this lawsuit has shifted to center on Lexmark’s allegations that numerous U.S. remanufacturers are infringing its intellectual property by using empty cartridge cores that
Kyocera and Kodak have been squabbling before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, with Kyocera claiming that the former photography icon has infringed 15 of its patents since filing for bankruptcy (see “As Kodak Tries to Sell Patents, Kyocera Cries Infringement”) and Kodak arguing that most of Kyocera’s complaints should
On January 23, HP announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with two of Poland’s top distributors of third-party inkjet cartridges and has commenced legal action against a third. The OEM has settled its litigation against Action S.A., distributor of the ActiveJet brand, and AB S.A., distributor of the TB Print line of products.
Earlier this month, Kyocera filed an adversary proceeding against Kodak, alleging postpetition patent infringement, before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (see “As Kodak Tries to Sell Patents, Kyocera Cries Infringement”). In response, Kodak has filed an order asking the court to dismiss part of Kyocera’s complaint and in regard
Last summer, RR Donnelley & Sons filed a lawsuit against Xerox Corporation, claiming that variable-data software tools used in Xerox digital color presses infringe its patents (see “RR Donnelley Files Patent-Infringement Suit against Xerox”). It has been a while since we checked in on this complaint, and in the interim there have been some interesting