Three Seizure Orders Issued Against One Company

A California-based company has been issued an additional two seizure and forfeiture orders for allegedly infringing the 337-TA-691 and 337-TA-723 General Exclusion Orders (GEOs). The company was also issued with similar orders last week.

According to copies of official documents sent to RT Media, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) has denied entry of the products intended for California-based Inc. In response, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has supported Customs by approving and issuing three separate seizure and forfeiture orders against the company, following its respective attempts to import certain inkjet ink supplies and components, including inkjet ink cartridges with print heads.

On September 23, 2009, Hewlett-Packard USA filed a lawsuit, claiming 11 companies infringed 4 of its U.S. patent Nos: 6,089,687; 6,264,301; 6,959,985; and 7,104,630. The USITC instituted an investigation on October 29, 2009 and issued a GEO on January 7, 2011.

On May 25, 2010, Hewlett Packard Company, USA and Hewlett-Packard Development Company, USA filed a lawsuit, claiming 7 companies infringed its six patents Nos.: 6,234,598; 6,309,053; 6,398,347; 6,402,279; 6,412,917; 6,481,817. As a result, the USITC instituted a 337-TA-723 investigation on Jun 25, 2010 and issued a GEO on October 24, 2011.

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