HP’s General Exclusion Order on Ink Tank Chips Has Expired


In May, HP lost the protection provided to the company by the very first general exclusion order (GEO) it was granted. HP’s U.S. patent numbers 6,089,687 and 6,264,301, which relate to the ID chips used in various HP ink tanks have expired, and as a result U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will no longer enforce

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