HP accuses Taiwanese ink cartridge maker

2010-03-10 19:53:16

Published on 2010-03-10 19:53:16

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has entered into a dispute with a Taiwanese ink cartridge producer.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has accused a Taiwanese maker of printer ink cartridges of allegedly using HP parts to make counterfeit ink cartridges before selling them through US outlets such as Amazon.

A law suit was filed in a San Francisco federal court on Friday in which HP charged MicroJet Technology of Taiwan and other firms from China, Hong Kong and the US, with infringing six patents held by the firm related to ink cartridges, computerworld.com reports.

HP claims that MicroJet allegedly used more than 300,000 genuine HP colour and black-and-white ink printheads to create copy-cat cartridges.

The law suit read: "Defendants unlawfully obtained HP's goods, namely, HP printheads, incorporated the genuine HP printheads into its own knock-off ink cartridges, labelled the fully assembled products with its own identifying mark ('Mipo'), and marketed and sold those products to customers while representing that the products were their own."

HP's Color Laserjet Enterprise CP4025dn workgroup colour laser printer has been hailed for its high print quality and economical toner costs in a review posted on PC World.

By Jamie Foster

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