Clover Hit by Second Seizure Order

The U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (U.S. Customs) has denied the entry of inkjet cartridges owned by Clover Technologies into the United States. U.S. Customs has informed the USITC, claiming the products infringe an ITC General Exclusion Order (GEO).

According to the court documents provided to RT Media, dated October 6, the USITC issued a seizure and forfeiture order against Canada-based Clover Technologies after reviewing documents provided by the U.S. Customs. According to the files, the products violate the GEO in 337-TA-740 investigation.

On September 2, RT Media reported Connecticut-based Environmental Office Solutions confronted seizure and forfeiture order for violating the GEO in the same investigation 337-TA-740.

On August 20, 2010, Lexmark International, Inc. filed a complaint alleging violations of section 337 and claiming the infringement of the following U.S. Patent Nos. 5,337,032; 5,634,169; 5,758,233; 5,768,661; 5,802,432; 5,875,378; 6,009,291; 6,078,771; 6,397,015; 6,459,876; 6,816,692; 6,871,031; 7,139,510; 7,233,760; 7,305,204. USITC decided to institute a 337 investigation on October 12, 2010. Following the completion of the investigation, the USITC issued the GEO.

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