Brother Settles with Aster Graphics

Brother Industries alleged that Aster Graphics, Inc. infringed three of its United States patents covering tape cassettes for its P-Touch label printers. In the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, both parties agreed to a Stipulation, Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction.

According to the Permanent Injunction, people working at Aster Graphics and its subsidiaries, as well as all other persons and organizations involved with it, are permanently prohibited from any of the following activities:

(1)  Making, using or selling in the United States or importing into the United States any of the alleged products and any other label cassettes infringing one or more claims of Brother’s ‘796, ‘539, ‘542, ‘389 and ‘127 patents;

(2)  Direct infringement, contributory infringement, or inducing infringement of the claims of the ‘796, ‘539, ‘542, ‘389 and ‘127 patents concerning the alleged products and any other label cassettes;

(3)  Assisting or stirring up any other person or business entity in any activity referred to in the subparagraphs above.

Toshikazu Koike, President of Brother Industries, said Brother is satisfied to have obtained a permanent injunction in this case. “Brother Industries is committed to enforcing its patent rights in the United States and around the world,” he added.

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