Commercial Copy Adds Xerox to List of Companies it’s Suing for Patent Infringement

In April 2017, Commercial Copy Innovations (CCI) of Copy Mesa, California, filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against  Ricoh Electronics, Ricoh USA, Mimaki USA, and Lanier Worldwide, and now is filing a similar patent-infringement lawsuit against Xerox, according to The Northern California Record.

Commercial Copy Innovations filed a complaint on July 5th in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division against Xerox, alleging that Xerox directly and/or through its distribution network, placed infringing products “within the stream of commerce without the plaintiff’s consent.”

According to the complaint, Commercial Copy has acquired all rights to U.S. patent for various products developed by Eastman Kodak Company, alleging that Xerox markets and manufactures products that infringe on Commercial Copy products.

Ricoh Lawsuits

Commercial Copy Innovations (CCI) 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 of patents involving inkjet printing.

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.

CCI 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.

More Resources

April 2017: CCI Suing Ricoh, Mimaki, Lanier for Patent Infringement

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