PALO ALTO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 18, 2010 — HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced it has reached substantial resolution on the investigation by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) into the importation and sale of patent infringing HP 02 inkjet ink cartridges.
The investigation, based on a complaint filed by HP on Sept. 23, 2009, alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of HP 02 compatible inkjet ink supplies that infringed patents asserted by HP.
The ITC investigation identified 11 respondents: Zhuhai Gree Magneto-Electric Co. Ltd. of China; InkPlusToner.com of Canoga Park, Calif.; SmartOne Services LLC d/b/a InkForSale.net of Hayward, Calif.; Comptree Inc. d/b/a Meritline, ABCInk, EZ Label, and CDR DVDR Media of City of Industry, Calif.; Mipo International Ltd. of Hong Kong; Mextec Group Inc. d/b/a Mipo America Ltd. of Miami, Fla.; Shanghai Angel Printer Supplies Co. Ltd. of China; Shenzhen Print Media Co. Ltd. of China; Zhuhai National Resources & Jingjie Imaging Products Co. Ltd. of China; Tatrix International of China; and Ourway Image Co. Ltd. of China.
To date, HP’s ITC complaint has been resolved in the following manner:
“HP is pleased with the outcome on these matters, and remains committed to vigorously pursuing legal enforcement against practices that do not respect HP’s IP rights,” said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Inkjet and Web Services Business, Imaging and Printing Group, HP.
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