HP SETTLES WITH 2 S.CALIF FIRMS OVER INK CARTRIDGE IMPORTS

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HP SETTLES WITH 2 S.CALIF FIRMS OVER INK CARTRIDGE IMPORTS

 user 2010-03-22 at 11:36:14 am Views: 70
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    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/h-p-resolves-inkjet-cartridge-patent-dispute-2010-03-18?reflink=MW_news_stmp
    HP SETTLES WITH 2 S.CALIF FIRMS OVER INK CARTRIDGE IMPORTS
    SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard Co. on Thursday said it has “reached substantial resolution” of disputes related to its claim that inkjet ink cartridges imported and sold by 11 companies infringed on the company’s patents.

    H-P said the settlements involved U.S.-based companies, as well as firms based in Mexico and China, that the tech giant said imported H-P 02 compatible inkjet ink supplies that allegedly infringed its patents.The Palo Alto, Calif.-based H-P had filed a complaint against the companies with the U.S. International Trade Commission in September 2009.
    Two companies, InkPlusToner.com and Comptree Ink, have agreed that H-P patents are “valid and infringed,” will stop selling the disputed cartridges and have paid the company “an undisclosed sum of money,” H-P said in a release. The company said it expects to complete a similar settlement with SmartOne Services.

    An administrative law judge also has approved a motion to terminate the investigation of Zhuhai Gree Magneto-Electric Co. Ltd. of China based on an agreement “in which it agrees not to engage in the future importation of the relevant products.”

    The judge entered “default judgment” against seven respondents, H-P said. The company said it expects “a satisfactory remedy from the ITC in the form of an exclusion order against the products at issue from the accused companies.”In a prepared statement, Stephen Nigro, an H-P senior vice president, said the company “remains committed to vigorously pursuing legal enforcement against practices that do not respect H-P’s IP [intellectual property] rights.”

    Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu said the resolution was a “positive development.”"There’s a lot of copying that goes on without consequence,” he said. “That totally defeats the purpose of innovation.”The resolution also “makes it more costly for cloning and makes buyers in the channel a little more leery.”


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    Hewlett-Packard Resolves Printer-Cartridge Patent Complaint
     Hewlett-Packard Co. settled its lawsuit against several printer-cartridge makers and expects the International Trade Commission to rule against the rest after complaining their products infringed on H-P patents.

    InkPlusToner.com and Comptree Ink, both of California, agreed they had violated H-P’s intellectual property and would stop selling the cartridges. They also paid the company an undisclosed sum of money. H-P said it expects SmartOne Services, another California company, will settle with the same terms.

    Chinese firm Shuhai Gree Magneto-Electric Co. said it won’t import the relevant products anymore, which lead to a judge granting its motion to end the International Trade Commission’s investigation into H-P’s complaint.

    A judge ruled against seven remaining companies based in China, Hong Kong and Florida. After the trade commission reviews the ruling, H-P said it expects the commission will issue an exclusion order against the companies to prevent them from selling the products.

    An H-P executive said the company was pleased with the outcome and “remains committed to vigorously pursuing legal enforcement” against practices that fail to respect its intellectual-property rights.