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Multi Union Reaches Settlement with Epson

8 Jun, 2005

Multi Union Reaches Settlement with Epson

Multi Union is pleased to announce that it has agreed to a final settlement with the Seiko Epson Group of the two US Court Actions filed in the District Court of Oregon in 2001 and 2005. In both actions, Seiko Epson alleges infringement of Epson’s US patents by certain Multi Union inkjet cartridges on sale within the United States.

The terms of settlement prohibit Multi Union’s continued sale of certain Epson compatible inkjet cartridges in the United States. The settlement contains no restriction whatsoever on the sales outside the United States.

The settlement came about after vigorous litigation in which Multi Union challenged Epson’s claims for patent infringement. Multi Union was fully prepared for trial of the first-filed case, which was scheduled for September 2005. Multi Union and Seiko Epson were able to settle both cases through mediation, thereby avoiding the huge costs and burden of litigation.

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