U.S. ITC HANDS HP ANOTHER WIN AGAINST ASIAN INK CARTRIDGE SUPPLIERS
FLOGGER OF EXPENSIVE PRINTER INK HP has made an early win in a legal case concerning patents on printer cartridges.In a ruling the US International Trade Commission (ITC) found that two firms were infringing HP’s prized possessions and told them to stop.MicroJet Technology Company was found to be infringing HP patents as it was importing and selling inkjet printer cartridges, while Asia Pacific Microsystems was deemed to be contributing to the infringement.
"HP is pleased with the outcome on these matters and the ITC’s pursuit of legal enforcement against practices that violate intellectual property rights," said Andy Binder, director ot inkjet and web solutions market development in the imaging and printing group at HP."We are committed to quality in our products and will continue pursuing action to protect HP’s innovations and, by extension, value to our customers."
This decision is based on a complaint filed by HP in June of last year. HP claimed that the firms were violating section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act.HP also raised complaints against Mipo Technology, Mipo Science & Technology, Mextec America, SinoTime Technologies, All Colors of Miami, and PTC.