*NEWS*XEROX FILES PATENT LAWSUIT

  • clover-depot-intl-us-ca-email-signature-05-10-2017-902x1772
  • ces_web_banner_toner_news_902x1776
  • ncc-banner-902-x-177-june-2017
  • 05 02 2016 429716a-cig-clearchoice-banner-902x177
  • Print
  • mse-big-banner-new-03-17-2016-416716a-tonernews-web-banner-mse-212
  • 4toner4
  • 2toner1-2
  • banner-01-26-17b
  • cartridgewebsite-com-big-banner-02-09-07-2016
Share

*NEWS*XEROX FILES PATENT LAWSUIT

 user 2006-06-28 at 10:50:00 am Views: 69
  • #15892

    Xerox files patent lawsuit
    It accuses N.J. competitor of violations involving solid ink
    (June 2006) – Xerox Corp. has sued a New Jersey company, accusing it of violating patents protecting Xerox’s solid ink technology.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, claims that Media Sciences, a maker of printing supplies and equipment, violated four Xerox patents by introducing solid ink products that too closely resemble the shapes of Xerox products. The four patents in question cover solid ink for two of Xerox’s popular Phaser printers.The suit seeks unspecified damages and asks the court to stop Media Sciences from selling the products.Rochester’s fourth-largest employer has said it has high hopes for solid ink, which it says could boost sales in the highly competitive office printer market. Xerox says the technology is cheaper and offers better print quality than competing methods. It also is more environmentally friendly, because it comes in cubes that melt away, leaving no cartridges to go into landfills, the company says.In 1999, Xerox spent $950 million to acquire the color printing division of Tektronix, the Oregon company that developed solid ink.”We continue to serve notice that Xerox will undertake whatever is needed to protect its valuable intellectual property from unauthorized use and infringement,” said Xerox spokesman Bill McKee. “We cannot speculate on the outcome. However we expect that the courts will agree that Media Sciences has infringed upon Xerox intellectual property and will force it to stop manufacturing its solid ink sticks for the Phaser 8500/8550.”
    Media Sciences said it hasn’t infringed on the patents and will fight the suit.”Media Sciences has competed with Xerox in this market for nearly a decade, and we are disappointed that Xerox has moved this competition from the marketplace into the courtroom,” said Michael Levin, Media Sciences’ chief executive and president, in a statement.