HP Receives Favourable ITC Review Over Ink Cartridges Infringements
HP has announced that it has obtained a favourable review by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding the sale of patent-infringing ink cartridges.
The printer ink firm saw the ITC uphold its Initial Determination ruling from June 2011, which also found additional infringements.
According to HP, the ITC agreed that Asia Pacific Microsystems is a contributory infringer of HP ink cartridge patents.
Furthermore, MicroJet Technology and PTC Holdings have also been found to be direct infringers of the printer ink firm with the manufacturing and selling of fake products.
"HP is pleased with the outcome on these matters and the ITC’s enforcement of intellectual property rights," said Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president in imaging and printing group at HP.
Earlier this year, HP announced that Ghanaian law enforcement officials confiscated nearly 1,100 illegal items following a highly coordinated raid.
Following the strike the authorities retrieved a total of 125 finished fake HP ink cartridges and 670 ready-for-sale laser print cartridges.
Posted by Jamie Foster.