Epson Ready To Take On Any Asian Ink Remanufacturer It Can Find

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Epson Ready To Take On Any Asian Ink Remanufacturer It Can Find

 news 2015-01-06 at 10:45:16 am Views: 547
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    Epson Ready To Take On Any Asian Ink Remanufacturer It Can Find
     Seiko Epson files new 337 complaint regarding certain ink cartridges
    By Eric W. Schweibenz and Alexander B. Englehart

    On December 23, 2014, Epson Portland Inc. of Hillsboro, Oregon, Epson America, Inc. of Long Beach, California, and Seiko Epson Corp. of Japan (collectively, " Seiko Epson") filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
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    The complaint alleges that the following entities (collectively, the "Proposed Respondents") unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and/or sell within the U.S. after importation certain unauthorized, aftermarket ink cartridges and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,366,233 (the '233 patent), 8,454,116 (the '116 patent), 8,794,749 (the '749 patent), 8,801,163 (the '163 patent), and 8,882,513 (the '513 patent) (collectively, the "asserted patents"):   

    Zhuhai Nano Digital Technology Co., Ltd. of China
    Nano Business & Technology, Inc. of Lake Oswego, Oregon
    Zhuhai National Resources & Jingjie Imaging Products Co., Ltd. of China
    Huebon Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
    Chancen Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
    Zhuhai Rich Imaging Technology Co., Ltd. of China
    Shanghai Orink Infotech International Co., Ltd. of China
    Orink Infotech International Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
    Zinyaw LLC of Houston, Texas
    Yotat Group Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
    Yotat (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. of China
    Ourway Image Co., Ltd. of China
    Kingway Image Co., Ltd. of China
    Zhuhai Chinamate Technology Co., Ltd. of China
    InkPro2day, LLC of Los Angeles, California
    Dongguan OcBestjet Printer Consumables Co., Ltd. of China
    OcBestjet Printer Consumables (HK) Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong
    Aomya Printer Consumables (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd. of China
    Zhuhai Richeng Development Co., Ltd. d/b/a Richeng Technology of China

    According to the complaint, the asserted patents generally relate to a printing material container and a board mounted on a printing material container.  In particular, the '233 patent relates to a plurality of terminals adapted and positioned to contact printer-side contact forming members so that electrical communication is enabled with the printer.  The '116 patent relates to placing the high-voltage contact portions at the outermost ends of the overall contact portion arrangement and including a short detection contact portion that is placed between one of the high-voltage contact portions and all other contact portions.  The '749 patent relates to arranging the contact portions in two rows, and placing the high-voltage contact portions at the outermost ends of the lower (deeper) row.  The '163 patent relates to placing the high-voltage contact portions at the outermost ends of a row and of the overall contact portion arrangement and including a short detection contact portion that is placed between one of the high-voltage contact portions and all other contact portions.  Lastly, the '513 patent relates to arranging the contact portions in two rows and placing the high-voltage contact portions at the outermost ends of one of the rows and including a short detection contact portion.

    In the complaint, Seiko Epson states that the Proposed Respondents import and sell products that infringe the asserted patents.  The complaint specifically refers to various ink cartridge products associated with the Proposed Respondents as infringing products.

    Regarding domestic industry, Seiko Epson states that it currently manufactures ink cartridges that practice all of the asserted patents in the U.S.  Seiko Epson further states that a subsidiary packages and performs quality control inspections in the U.S. on ink cartridges that practice the asserted patents.  Seiko Epson specifically refers to its facility in Hillsboro, Oregon and states that a significant portion of that facility is dedicated to manufacturing ink cartridges that exploit the asserted patents.

    With respect to potential remedy, Seiko Epson requests that the Commission issue a permanent general exclusion order, a limited exclusion order, and permanent cease and desist orders directed at the Proposed Respondents.  Seiko Epson states that a general exclusion order is warranted given the numerous sources abroad of allegedly infringing ink cartridges and components thereof and the available channels of distribution.
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