Happy New Year! To kick off the year, we are tooting our own horn a bit and wishing ourselves a happy birthday. The Actionable Intelligence website was officially launched in January 2011. It seems hard to believe Actionable Intelligence has now been providing readers with printer and supplies industry news and analysis for three years.
When we last checked in on Lexmark’s toner cartridge patent-infringement complaint before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Lexmark had filed its second amended complaint, resolved its dispute with FBA Holding and Green Project, and seen Onlinetechstores.com answer the complaint and file a counterclaim (see “Lexmark Settles with FBA Holding and
Ninestar Image Tech Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Seine Group, is preparing to begin production at its huge new industrial park in Zhuhai, China. According to a Ninestar spokesperson, the company will begin migrating production from its existing plant in Zhuhai to the 250,000-square-meter New High-Tech Industrial Park in December. The new campus
On October 10, Hewlett-Packard announced it had settled two separate cases pending in U.S. courts related to new compatible cartridges that violate the OEM’s intellectual property. One case, which was initiated in 2010, involves the Taiwanese chip foundry Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM), which manufactures inkjet print heads and other MEMS devices. The second case was
Brother Industries has made quick work of protecting the patents it holds on P-Touch label cassettes. The OEM filed four patent-infringement lawsuits related to these patents this year in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and has now resolved all four complaints, with consent judgments and permanent injunctions in its favor. The
In 2013, Brother filed four patent-infringement lawsuits against firms that manufacture or sell compatible label tape cassettes for Brother P-Touch label printers. Two of these complaints settled in May, with the defendants agreeing to consent judgments and permanent injunctions. Now a third lawsuit has resulted in a consent judgment and permanent injunction in the OEM’s
Earlier this year, HP filed a complaint against LD Products for selling new-built compatible cartridges as remanufactured (see “HP Sues LD Products over New-Build Remans”). Soon thereafter, LD Products counterclaimed, alleging that HP published false statements about remanufactured cartridges (see “LD Products Countersues HP for False Advertising Slamming Remans”). There was some initial arguing this
Earlier this year, Brother filed three patent-infringement lawsuits against a handful of firms that make or sell compatible tape cassettes for Brother P-Touch label printers. Now, Brother has filed a fourth such lawsuit. The OEM issued a press release on July 24 stating that it has filed a patent-infringement complaint against EZ Replacement Labels, LLC.
In late February and early March, Brother launched a trio of lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, accusing Aster Graphics, LD Products, The Supplies Guys, Sophia Global, My Supply Buy, Nextag, and Chi Kin Wong, doing business as CW Media Pro, of selling compatible tape cassettes for P-Touch label printers
This month, LD Products and HP’s dispute before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California continues, with the two firms arguing about whether LD Products has sufficiently pled its false advertising claim against HP. Claims and Counterclaims To recap, HP filed suit against LD Products back in February in the U.S. District