HP-Memjet Page-Wide Inkjet-Printing Investigation Formally Dismissed

PageWide XL Printhead HP-841

Last month, Memjet reported that it and HP Inc. had reached global settlement that included a dismissal of all current lawsuits between the parties, with the terms of the settlement being confidential. Lexology now reports that Chief Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock officially terminated the case at the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on August 1st, issuing orders to terminate the USITC’s investigation based on the settlement agreement. Bullock also granted HP a motion to end the investigation because of HP’s withdrawal of its complaint that accused Memjet and its various OEMs of infringing upon HP page-wide inkjet-printing patents. The patents included those relating to HP inkjet printers, print heads, inkjet cartridges, and components.

The USITC had begun investigating the matter on behalf of HP in July. HP was trying to stop Memjet and its OEM partners from importing and selling in the United States various Memjet and OEM page-wide inkjet printers that HP alleged infringed on its patents.

The legal disputes between HP and Memjet began in August 2015, when Memjet filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against HP, alleging that HP was infringing upon eight Memjet patents related to page-wide inkjet printing. HP subsequently filed a patent-infringement counterclaim against Memjet in October 2015. Later on in November 2015, the District Court of Munich in Germany granted Memjet a preliminary injunction barring HP from selling its PageWide XL printers in Germany. HP however succeeded in lifting that injunction with a favorable ruling from the Regional Court in Munich, which ruled that HP PageWide XL products didn’t appear to infringe on the Memjet patents.

More Resources

%d bloggers like this: