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Patents and Intellectual Property

DEFENDANTS REQUEST RETRIAL IN CANON CASE

11.08.2017 Patents and Intellectual Property

Aftermarket supplies businesses Color Imaging and General Plastic Industrial have urged the courts to provide them with a new trial because the jury ordered them to pay “grossly excessive damages” to Canon. Color Imaging, Inc. (CI), based in Georgia USA, and General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. (GPI) of Taiwan filed the order with the US...

HUGE COUNTERFEIT RAID IN GERMANY

11.08.2017 Patents and Intellectual Property

Police have confiscated counterfeit toner cartridges worth €10 million (US$11.9 million) and apprehended a gang involved in worldwide trafficking in Hesse, Germany. According to hessenschau.de customs officials in Frankfurt arrested 24 people allegedly involved in the German-Iranian gang that manufactured and sold counterfeit Kyocera toner cartridges. Police raided 24 residential and business premises in the Rhein-Main and...

REPLACEMENT INK CARTRIDGES NOW LEGAL IN HOLLAND

29.06.2017 Patents and Intellectual Property

A court in the Netherlands says the sale of replacement ink cartridges is permitted, even if the cartridges relate to an essential part of a patented invention. The Court of Appeal at the Hague ruled in favor of Digital Revolution in a case brought on by HP. According to Lexology, the court ruled the user of...

The right to repair

29.06.2017 Patents and Intellectual Property

US Copyright Office wants Congress to pass legislation so that customers have the right to repair products bought from companies who prevent consumers from doing this. Thehill.com reported that the US Copyright Office wrote in a report: “The Office recommends against limiting an exemption to specific technologies or devices, such as motor vehicles, as any statutory...

HP Inc to launch toner pay as you go service?

01.06.2017 Patents and Intellectual Property

HP Inc awarded a cartridge patent 9,618,898 that would enable HP Inc to expand their Instant Ink programme to include toner cartridges. HP Inc has been awarded patent 9,618,898 and the invention to increase the toner supply capacity in some electrophotographic printers without also increasing the size of the printer, reducing the need for the user to...

FIRST TWO SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE ORDERS ISSUED IN 2017

20.01.2017 Patents and Intellectual Property

The USITC has issued two seizure and forfeiture orders against two separate companies, one being Clover Technologies. The two seizure and forfeiture orders are said to be the first ones to be issued in 2017. According to copies of legal documents provided to RT Media, Illinois-based Clover Technologies and its subsidiary Cartridges Are Us were found...

OEM RANKS THE FIRST AMONG JAPANESE COMPANIES

17.01.2017 Patents and Intellectual Property

Recent ranking of preliminary patent results show that Canon Inc. remains first in ranking among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents won in 2016. According to the results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Canon ranks third overall in number of US patents it owns in 2016. The company claims that it prizes...

Raids Continues to Curb Counterfeit Inks

01.12.2016 Patents and Intellectual Property

To further safeguard its interests and defend the business of its authorized dealers, Epson has conducted a series of raids in Mumbai and Chennai. Local police joined Epson to demonstrate the government’s “no tolerance” position towards the sale and manufacturing of counterfeit inks. Epson’s vigilance team urged Mumbai police to raided one dealer’s premises in...