Two Companies Named for Violating GEO in the U.S.

Two Companies Named for Violating GEO in the U.S.

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has issued separate orders against two companies for the seizure and forfeiture of imported printer cartridges that infringe General Exclusion Order (GEO) 337-TA-723.

Firstly, it has denied a request by Ninestar Technology Co. Ltd. (Ninestar) to modify previous orders over the seizure and forfeiture of printer cartridges they imported into the USA.

The Chino, California based operations sought the modified orders on June 18 following the initial orders one week earlier. On July 9, HP filed an opposition to the motion which were upheld on USITC orders date August 26, acquired by RT Media.

RT Media is also in possession of additional orders issued against California-based Billiontree Technology USA Inc., to have imported inkjet ink cartridges seized and forfeited that also infringe GEO 337-TA-723.

On May 25, 2010, HP filed a complaint alleging the importation into the U.S., the sale for importation, and the sale within the U.S. of certain inkjet ink cartridges with printheads and components had violated its U.S. patent Nos. 6,234,598; 6,309,053; 6,398,347; 6,481,817; 6,402,279; and 6,412,917. USITC determined to institute 337 investigation on June 25, 2010. The investigation was completed with a GEO on October 24, 2011.


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