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ITC Issues General Exclusion Order for Certain Lexmark Toner Cartridges

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 Nov 16, 2011

In September, the International Trade Commission issued a notice to terminate the investigation in Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-740) with a finding of a violation of Section 337. The Commission further determined to issue a general exclusion order (GEO) and cease and desist orders (CDOs). A GEO prohibits the unlicensed entry into the U.S. of toner cartridges and components that infringe certain claims of the asserted Lexmark patents by any company. CDOs are directed at the domestically-based respondents that defaulted and foreign-based defaulting respondents which produce the same result in that these companies cannot import or sell the affected products into the United States either.  In the world of ITC complaints this decision by the ITC could be viewed as a “slam dunk.”  Read more »

Lexmark Granted General Exclusion Order by ITC

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 Jun 30, 2011

On June 20, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Charneski of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that a general exclusion order for case no. 337-TA-740 filed by complainant Lexmark, was justified. Read more »

Lexmark Settles Patent Litigation

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 Feb 10, 2011

On February 8, 2011, Lexmark announced that it had reached settlements in connection with the patent litigation pending in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Case 10 CV 1:10 CV564) with: Read more »

Canon Continues Legal Attack to Protect Supplies Around the World

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 Jul 15, 2010

The past few months have been pretty busy for Canon as they seek to protect their supplies in a big way. In May 2010, Canon filed several complaints with the Korean Trade Commission regarding its photosensitive drums used in printing equipment. Separately, at the end of June, Canon filed a complaint with the USITC (United States International Trade Commission) and a concurrent, separate lawsuit in district court regarding two patents covering the printer’s drive motor connection with the OPC drum in the toner cartridge. (See separate blog, Canon Sues Ninestar and Others Over Toner Patents,” from June 30, 2010 ) For some time, many industry watchers were wondering if there was going to be any action regarding the increased activity in new build, compatible toner cartridges especially for HP/Canon laser printers. While there has been significant activity in inkjet, it has been very quiet on the toner side. Read more »

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