Print-Rite Sues Epson Over Patent Rights

Print-Rite Unicorn (Print-Rite) has filed a suit against Epson, in China, in order to enforce its Chinese patent related to inkjet cartridges.

RT Media has seen documents, filed on September 18, 2015, where Print-Rite, one of the largest remanufacturers in the world, has taken action in the YiChang Intermediate People’s Court against the defendant Epson China and Yichang Chuxing Weye Computer Limited Company.

The court has now issued the notification of receipt of the complaint.

According to the documents, which are all in Chinese, Print-Rite believes that certain models of inkjet cartridges sold on the Chinese market under the “EPSON” trademark, infringes its patent. The purpose of the claim is to have Epson stop their infringement of Print-Rite’s patent and to collect damages for the patent infringement, in accordance with Chinese law.

RT Media has contacted Print-Rite and Epson and is awaiting further comment.

Epson is one of the top 3 printer and printer supplies manufacturers in the world and also enjoys a significant market share in China.

Print-Rite has been researching and developing its own patented technologies since 1996. It claims to now hold more than 2,400 imaging patents, more than any other Aftermarket cartridge remanufacturer in the world.

Print-Rite, a major sponsor and exhibitor at RemaxWorld Expo in Zhuhai this week, will hold their annual Innovation Awards to identify inventions and innovations, and honor and reward inventors. The presentations commence at 2:30pm on October 16 at the new Zhuhai Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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