Epson has made efforts to move for default entry of the defendant in a case with Pennsylvania-based online cartridge reseller, Advance Image Manufacturers.
According to the legal files received by RT Media, on June 16th of 2017, Seiko Epson Corporation, Epson America, Inc. and Epson Portland Inc. (Epson) have collectively filed a complaint against Advance Image Manufacturers, Inc. (AIM). Epson claimed that AIM had infringed its patents by selling or offering sales of infringing Epson ink cartridges on its website and various e-commerce platforms, including Amazon.com and eBay.com.
After service of the complaint, Epson and AIM immediately entered settlement discussions. Epson requested AIM to “cease selling infringing Epson cartridges and providing sales data so that Epson could determine an appropriate settlement demand”. Later, AIM failed to provide sufficient data and didn’t respond to the repeated attempts from Epson’s counsel.
AIM exceeded the time limit of responding Epson’s complaint, so Epson decided to move for entry of default against AIM.
Epson submitted a response to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon to show cause re-dismissal for lack of prosecution in its lawsuit with AIM on July 27th, 2017.
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