HP Files Patent Infringement Complaint with U.S. Federal Agency5 Feb, 2001
HP Files Patent Infringement Complaint with U.S. Federal Agency
Hewlett-Packard has recently lodged a patent infringement complaint with the United States International Trade Commission against Microjet Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan; Printer Essentials.com, Inc., of Reno, Nev.; and Price-Less Inkjet Cartridge Company of Port Charlotte, Fla. The complaint claims that Microjet, Printer Essentials.com and Price-Less Inkjet Cartridge Company import or sell two different inkjet cartridges, one intended to replace the HP 51626A cartridge and the other to replace the HP 51629A cartridge. The complaint contends these supposed replacement cartridges infringe six HP patents. HP seeks an order from the U.S. International Trade Commission prohibiting the defendants from importing and selling any infringing inkjet cartridges into the United States.