When Canon brought its toner cartridge patent-infringement complaint against 34 third-party supplies companies before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in January 2012, the OEM also filed similar suits against these same companies in federal district court. The ITC already issued its verdict, finding infringement, and its remedy, a general exclusion order barring the importation
On May 22, Canon filed a motion before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which is conducting a Section 337 investigation into whether numerous third-party supplies manufacturers and resellers infringed a pair of patents that cover the gear used in drums contained in various Canon- and HP-brand toner cartridges. Canon’s motion asks the commission to
On November 29, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its final determination in investigation 337-TA-730, “Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies and Components Thereof.” The commission found a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, issued a general exclusion order (GEO), and terminated the investigation, thereby supporting the initial determination that Administrative Law
In some ways, 2011 has been a tough year for HP. At the start of the year, the company’s laser manufacturing partner, Canon, had trouble keeping up with demand for some popular toner cartridges, and the two partners’ manufacturing difficulties and resulting product shortages grew worse after Japan was rocked by an earthquake in March.
HP has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for a summary determination and a general exclusion order in patent-infringement investigation 337-TA-730, “Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies and Components Thereof.” If a general exclusion order related to the HP 02 tanks inspires a sense of déjà vu, there is good reason. This January, HP was granted
We recently reported on some developments in HP’s inkjet cartridge investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) (see News Briefing, “HP’s Inkjet Cartridge Investigations before the ITC Plod Forward”). Since then, the big news has been that the OEM was granted a general exclusion order in one of its complaints (investigation number 337-TA-691) related
On January 11, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a general exclusion order and terminated its investigation in “Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies and Components Thereof” (investigation number 337-TA-691). HP initially filed the patent-infringement complaint with the ITC in September 2009, naming as defendants a number of firms that marketed compatible HP 02 ink tanks
In January, there was some news related to a pair of so-called 337 patent-infringement investigations that HP has brought before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Both investigations relate to patents HP holds on inkjet cartridge technology and name various third-party supplies companies as respondents. One investigation focuses on ink tanks, and the other on