Toner Cartridge GEO Violation

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has taken action through an order to prohibit PRC from importing toner cartridges into the United States that violate regulations.

The U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (Customs) denied these toner cartridges entering into the United States and informed the USITC.

A copy of the Seizure and Forfeiture Order, dated October 20, sent to RT Media, shows that the PRC, based in Auburn, Washington, violated the General Exclusion Order (GEO) related to the 337-TA-740 investigation, while attempting to import infringing toner cartridges into the United States.

On August 20, 2010, Lexmark International, U.S.A. filed an lawsuit to 24 companies, claiming they infringed its 15 patents 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.

The USITC instituted a 337-TA-740 investigation on October 12, 2010 and issued a GEO on September 27, 2011.

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