CGI Suing Ricoh, Mimaki, Lanier for Patent Infringement
Commercial Copy Innovations (CGI), of Costa Mesa, California, filed a complaint on March 13th in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division, against Ricoh Electronics, Ricoh USA, Mimaki USA, and Lanier Worldwide, alleging patent infringement.
According to the complaint, Commercial Copy Innovations says that it suffered damages to its business from having its patents, which involved inkjet printing, infringed upon.
In its lawsuit, CCI says it’s acquired all rights to U.S. Patents Nos. 6,848,777 (“the ‘777 Patent”), 6,773,102 (“the ‘102 Patent”), 6,197,466 (“the ‘466 Patent”), and 6,453,127 (“the ‘127 Patent”), which it obtained from Eastman Kodak.
CGI alleges that the Ricoh companies, as well as Mimaki and Lanier, are infringing upon CGI patents in areas related to inkjet printing and water-based Ricoh L4160 Pro AR Ink Packs inks used with the Ricoh Pro L4130 and 4160 commercial color inkjet printers.
CGI is requesting jury trial by jury and is represented by H.H. (Shashi) Kewalramani of S|H|K Legal, APC in Irvine, California.
The case is U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division Case number 8:17-cv-00437-JVS-KES.